CULTURAL WORKSHOPS
Providing First Nations Possum Skin Cloak Pyrography Workshops to our people, families and communities.
CULTURAL WORKSHOPS
Providing First Nations Possum Skin Cloak Pyrography Workshops to our people, families and communities.
CULTURAL WORKSHOPS
Providing First Nations Possum Skin Cloak Pyrography Workshops to our people, families and communities.
CULTURAL WORKSHOPS
Providing First Nations Possum Skin Cloak Pyrography Workshops to our people, families and communities.

What are Possum Skin Cloaks?

Once an everyday item for First Nations people from South-Eastern Australia, Possum Skin Cloaks were worn for warmth, as baby carriers, coverings at night, drums in ceremony and for burial. 

Traditionally worn from a young age, cloaks started out small with a few skins sown together to wrap a baby. 

Overtime more possum skins were added to an individuals cloak. As people grew older their cloak would grow with them too.

Healing through Culture

For many First Nation people past, present and emerging they haven’t had the opportunity to learn or practice these techniques and skills their whole lives. 

By re-introducing these practices, we can extend the health and wealth of culture and identity within community while also educating the wider community once we have healed ourselves. 

We are then able to develop a deeper understanding and respect for our ancestors and their sacred knowledge and power.

Finding strength through Story

Each of us may individually perceive our traditional songlines and stories differently, but each has its own connection to country and the environment within and around us. 

Looking closer at these fundamental components we can pick apart the values and integrity that was passed on through generations. 

By applying illustrations to these stories we able to create another medium of language, interpretation and understanding of our stories.


What is included in the Workshop?

Incorporating Indigenous artistic practices in a safe environment ensures that Indigenous traditions, languages and stories are represented in our daily lives. 

This workshop will give participants a greater understanding of the history and revitalisation of the Possum Skin Cloak. 

I will discuss the cultural significance and relevance embedded in the traditional use of the Possum Skin and how we can continue this system. 

I encourage participants to connect with their culture and bring forth their own existing stories, ideas and creations to help on their journey.

Participants will leave from this workshop with an understanding of the traditional Possum Skin practices and their very own designed Possum Skin Pelt or Cloak to own and enjoy.


“Without truth, we cannot heal, without healing, we can not reconcile.”

 Iluka Sax-Williams 

This workshop is EXCLUSIVE to people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

We prioritise our First Nations peoples, families and communities to ensure that they receive valuable cultural knowledge and experience.


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