Art of Place: poetry workshop for kids with Lucy Norton

‘The art of place’ can take on different meanings and can be expressed through many different forms to represent or depict a location. In the exhibition Coomaditchie: The Art of Place, currently at the Museum of Sydney, the artworks on display reflect life in and around the settlement of Coomaditchie in the Illawarra region and the significance of Dharawal Country.

Discover the power of words and unleash your creativity in this poetry workshop where you are invited to consider and write about your own interpretation of ‘the art of place’.

Led by Lucy Norton, this workshop for kids will explore the nature, uses and practice of poetry through poetic language, forms and conventions.

Please note:

  • Workshop/activity materials provided
  • This workshop is suitable for ages 8+
  • Adults are required to supervise participating children

Lucy Norton

Lucy Norton is a storyteller of Koori and Quechua heritage living and creating on Gadigal land. Her creative works craft narratives of cultural resilience and the intricate relationship between lineage, relationality and the present moment. They're a recipient of the Varuna First Nations Fellowships 2023, Red Room Emerging Poet's Residency 2024 and their work has been published by Red Room Poetry, kindling & sage, and Right Now Magazine.

Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000
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  • Wheelchair accessible
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The first three decades (decade 3), Coomaditchie artists and community members, 2022, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 302cm x 213.5 cm. 
Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation
Now showing
Featured exhibition

Coomaditchie: The Art of Place

Experience community life by the ocean through the works of First Nations artists in Coomaditchie: The Art of Place at the Museum of Sydney. These loving and lyrical artworks, which include paintings, ceramics and screen-prints, speak of life in and around the settlement of Coomaditchie, its history, ecology and local Dreaming stories

30 March