A children’s creative project responding to decorative arts such as bedspreads at Buda Historic Home and Garden in Castlemaine, and First Nations possum skin cloaks.

Aunty Kerri Douglas, Dja Dja Wurrung Elder and Koori Education Officer, guided Kitty Owens from the Creative Worker in School Program in designing Dja Dja Wurrung history activities.

Aunty Kerri provided Aboriginal Art Designs for the children to look at and draw. The children also looked at a decorated possum skin by Lee Darroch, from the Museum Victoria First Nations Museum Kit that we loaned.

The children created their own designs about their families and homes, as well as animals and places that are special to the children.

Elphingstone Primary School student working on their family story square

Chewton Primary School student family story square

Chewton Primary School squares, sewn into a quilt/wall hanging by the art teacher, embroidery artist Kate Meade.