Bush Animals with Caroline Hawkins

Join Surf Coast fibre artist Caroline Hawkins to make your own bush animal. This hands-on workshop, encourages collaboration and intergenerational learning to create a bush animal that can be passed on through the family. Working together during this 2.5 hour workshop you will learn how to recycle and repurpose material and the skills needed to make your own animal sculpture. 

The method of making a ‘bush toy’ is an indigenous art form which is championed by the Tjanpi Weavers of the Central Desert. Caroline learnt this artform from Gunditjmara master weaver Bronwyn Razem, who has given her permission to teach and share the knowledge of making bush animals.

All materials supplied, just bring your sense of creativity, teamwork and willingness to try something new.

Important:  Due to the nature of this workshop all participants must be aged 10 years and above. Participants aged 10-15 years must be accompanied by a parent/carer at a ratio of 1 child to 1 adult. The hay can be dusty, so this activity is not suitable for those with existing respiratory conditions.


20 January 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


  • National Wool Museum Wadawurrung Country, 26-32 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220


  • Adult: $20.00 16+
  • Other/More Information: $30.00 Child (10+) & Adult


  • Change room facilities
  • Children's activities
  • First Aid available
  • Seating/viewing areas
  • Toilets available
  • Undercover areas


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