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Waymaleh: Rise up and Speak

Australian First Nations Perspectives in Arts Education.

Tue 27 Feb 2024
Waymaleh: Rise up and Speak

Waymaleh: Rise up and Speak

Join us for Waymaleh: Rise Up and Speak, the 2024 professional development on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives in the Arts, presented by HOTA Education. 

Waymaleh (pronounced ‘Why-ma-lair'), means rise up and speak. Use your voice to support your students and community.  

This annual event has been crafted in collaboration with local Yugambeh artists to offer educators insight into the connections between People, Culture, and Country for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, as expressed through art and community, and how these contribute to identity formation. 

The event will feature talks from Elder and Academic Candice Kruger, First Nations Educator’s, and Linguists, in addition to a traditional welcome and smoking ceremony.  

Afternoon sessions include a panel discussion and hands-on workshops in Dance, Music, and Visual Art all with practicing artists on country.  

Featured Artists:
Dr Candace Kruger
Lann Levinge
Uncle John
Craig Williams
Shaun Davies
Norton Fredericks

More to be added...

Tue 27 Feb 2024
Outdoor Stage
Early Bird (ends 30 Nov)
Adults $160

Adults $195
Students $100
HOTA Teachers Pass Holders $146.25
Tue 27 February - 8:30am

#Solar Dye Jar Workshop

With Norton Fredericks

In this Solar Dye Jar workshop participants will receive a silk bandana to botanically bundle dye with local Australian natives and earth pigments learning the science behind how natural dyes work while forming a connection to place.

Norton Fredericks is an Indigiqueer visual artist and workshop facilitator based on Kombumerri Country, Hope Island. Norton specialises in creating wool felt and botanical dyes, he is in the current Tamworth Textile Triennial, was one of the 2023 ArtKeepers at HOTA and has work acquired by the Museum of Brisbane.


This event is supported by Yugambeh Region Aboriginal Corporation Alliance (YRACA)

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HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.