We have just returned from our first field trip of the year.
Program Coordinator Cindy Manfong and Indigenous author and illustrator Gregg Dreise visited Melville Island in the Northern Territory to create a second book from the school that wrote our 2015 publishing favourite, ‘No Way Yirrikipayi'.
Nina Black, a local elder, joined us on the project with the group to support the use of Tiwi language – it is so important to us that the language used and how it’s used is guided by the community.
We are so thrilled with how the workshop went and can’t wait to show you the results when it is complete!
“Thank you again for your visit, and the positive impact it has had on the Tjuntjuntjara students and school. We really appreciated you bringing Ann James with you as an artist, teacher and illustrator, her skills and abilities benefited not only the students, but also gave the teachers a new palette of ideas and resources with which to nurture the obviously very talented artists in the classroom!”
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