Arts & Storytelling workshops with elders

Arts & Storytelling workshops with elders
Photo of Elderly gentleman sitting outdoors
Participants explored dreams and memories through storytelling and creative activities. Arts & Storytelling workshops with elders Participants explored dreams and memories through storytelling and creative activities. Arts Centre; Arts and Culture
Photo of Elderly gentleman sitting outdoors

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 ​​Participants explored dreams and memories through storytelling and creative activities.

This included stories of migration and settling in the area, lullabies, songs, fairy tales and myths about the night originating from different cultures. Participants each made paper lanterns depicting their stories.

Partner organisation: Asian Women at Work.
Artist: My Le Thi.

Vietnamese group

​Chinese g​roup

 

Spanish-speaking seniors

Local Spanish-speaking seniors were invited to a song writing workshop series designed to explore themes focused on memories, dreams, the night sky and stories of migration.

A final performance was showcased at the Arts Centre as part of the Intergenerate Project Launch.

Partner organisation: South Western Sydney Local Health District Health Promotion Service
Artist: Carmen Alicia Cordon Hernandez.

 

Arabic-speaking seniors 

Arts and Storytelling workshop with elders from Arabic speaking background in collaboration with Arab Council Australia. Facilitated by artist Nicole Barakat.

​Participants explored ideas around the night, dreams and memories through storytelling and creative activities, including:

  • Stories of migration and settling in the area;
  • Lullabies;
  • Songs;​
  • Fairy tales;
  • Myths;
  • About the night originating from different cultures.

Participants were asked to bring photographs, objects or stories that related to their memories of the night to facilitate the storytelling process.

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