This event has now closed.

Yarning circle: What are the signs?

Find out about the signs Indigenous peoples use to navigate the skies and land.

Produced by the City of Sydney

Join our after school yarning circles and discover how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures navigate the skies and the land through special stories and signs.

Co-curated by the City of Sydney and Monica Stevens as part of the Sydney Science Festival, this 2-part workshop identifies tangible signs and how they were used in everyday life.

Kirsten Banks and Lyndsay Urquhart facilitate our yarning circles – a dynamic safe place to talk (or not) about subjects where you can participate and contribute: ‘ways of knowing,’ ‘ways of being’ and ‘ways of doing.’

2 hands-on workshops.

Workshop 1: Stories and stars
Use a solar telescope to see the sun through a different lens. Hear Indigenous dreaming stories about our sun.

Workshop 2: Storytelling and navigation
Get to know navigational signs and learn how to use the landmarks, engravings and drawings as a map.

Kirsten Banks
A physics major at UNSW, Kirsten shares her love of physics and Indigenous astronomy at the Sydney Observatory.

Lyndsay Urquhart
Raised in the Dharawal community of Western Sydney, Lyndsay is a passionate storyteller and documentary filmmaker, sharing stories of heroic Indigenous women.

Monica Stevens
An mBabarum woman from Cape York, Monica is an arts consultant and founding member of Bangarra Dance Theatre, now exploring choreography and technology.

Free event suitable for 6 to 17-year-olds. Bookings essential. 30 people maximum.



Tuesday 15 August 2017 from 4pm to 5.30pm


More Info

Event tags


The latest events direct to you

Error 404

Oops, no events here!

Try searching for an event, or return to the home page.