Upcoming Events

KWP (Virtual) Sista Yarn – ONLINE – Every Tuesday from 11am – 12pm

Grab a cuppa and join our weekly virtual sista yarn!!!

You can download the PDF here 

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

Location: Online, via zoom

Grab a cuppa and join our weekly virtual sista yarn!!!

You can download the PDF here 

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

Date : 02/02/2021 - 29/06/2021, Time : 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, via zoom

2021 Goal Setting and Vision Planning Workshop – ONLINE – Friday 5 February

Yolanda, a proud Yorta Yorta woman is a Holistic Life Coach and consultant. Yolanda works with people to support them through personal transitions and personal development. Her practice honors Identity, Culture, healing and Personal sovereignty.

This workshop includes:

  • Learning about goal setting and how it can be a game changer for you
  • Create your vision for the next 12 months
  • Clear the additional blocks and challenges we face as First Nations women
  • Feel motivated, energized, inspired and excited to take on 2020

All materials and lunch provided.

Download the PDF flyer here

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

 

 

Location: Online, via zoom

Yolanda, a proud Yorta Yorta woman is a Holistic Life Coach and consultant. Yolanda works with people to support them through personal transitions and personal development. Her practice honors Identity, Culture, healing and Personal sovereignty.

This workshop includes:

  • Learning about goal setting and how it can be a game changer for you
  • Create your vision for the next 12 months
  • Clear the additional blocks and challenges we face as First Nations women
  • Feel motivated, energized, inspired and excited to take on 2020

All materials and lunch provided.

Download the PDF flyer here

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

 

 

Date : 05/02/2021, Time : 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Online, via zoom

Ngumpie weaving workshop (earrings) – ONLINE – Friday 12 February

Tegan Murdock is a proud Barkindtji, Yorta Yorta woman. She has been weaving for two years, taught by her mum which she now passes onto others. Tegan uses weaving on healing and medicine, to connect to culture and to share this special craft with the world.

You can download the PDF flyer here

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

Location: Online, via zoom

Tegan Murdock is a proud Barkindtji, Yorta Yorta woman. She has been weaving for two years, taught by her mum which she now passes onto others. Tegan uses weaving on healing and medicine, to connect to culture and to share this special craft with the world.

You can download the PDF flyer here

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

Date : 12/02/2021, Time : 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, via zoom

Mabu Mabu damper making class – ONLINE – Thursday 18 February

In this online experience, Meriam chef, Nornie Bero will share her love of Australian native ingredients in a damper-making demonstration, and will show participants how they can incorporate indigenous ingredients and flavours into their own home-cooking. In each session Nornie will make a variety of dampers in Torres Strait Islander style – wrapped in banana leaves and baked with pumpkin, wattleseed and saltbush varieties. She’ll share tips on how to get the perfect damper softness, and where to source ingredients.

To cook along with Nornie, please read the recipe for additional required ingredients, pre-roast the pumpkin and preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius, fan-forced.

Mabu Mabu is a Torres Strait Islander owned and run business with an emphasis on using fresh, seasonal and native ingredients to create beautiful dishes that bring people together. Mabu Mabu is a term from the Torres Strait that translates to ‘help yourself.’Traditionally, a Mabu Mabu is a banquet, shared table or big family meal. It’s how we like to enjoy food on the islands: surrounded by the people we love.

Download the PDF flyer here

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

Location: Online, via zoom

In this online experience, Meriam chef, Nornie Bero will share her love of Australian native ingredients in a damper-making demonstration, and will show participants how they can incorporate indigenous ingredients and flavours into their own home-cooking. In each session Nornie will make a variety of dampers in Torres Strait Islander style – wrapped in banana leaves and baked with pumpkin, wattleseed and saltbush varieties. She’ll share tips on how to get the perfect damper softness, and where to source ingredients.

To cook along with Nornie, please read the recipe for additional required ingredients, pre-roast the pumpkin and preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius, fan-forced.

Mabu Mabu is a Torres Strait Islander owned and run business with an emphasis on using fresh, seasonal and native ingredients to create beautiful dishes that bring people together. Mabu Mabu is a term from the Torres Strait that translates to ‘help yourself.’Traditionally, a Mabu Mabu is a banquet, shared table or big family meal. It’s how we like to enjoy food on the islands: surrounded by the people we love.

Download the PDF flyer here

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

Date : 18/02/2021, Time : 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Online, via zoom

Art Therapy – ONLINE – Friday 26 February

Alisoun is an expressive arts therapist and professional member of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association. She completed her masters in art therapy in 2018, after a PhD about why Aboriginal life writing and fiction has been able to tell stories that are silenced by colonial legal systems. She has worked with Djirra and VACCHO in policy and program development and as an arts therapist on behalf of Djirra in Dame Phyllis Frost Centre. She is a non-Aboriginal woman with a strong commitment to Aboriginal communities and organisations and broader work in mental health, disability, women’s safety and services for people impacted by imprisonment.

As you move further into 2021, there are important opportunities to reflect on the previous year, what you noticed, what has changed, what you want to take to take with us and what you want to leave behind. You might be curious or concerned about changes in your relationships with others, how you spend your time, what worked best to get you through the hard times, or what is most important to you now. This workshop will use visual art and other creative methods to pay attention to your own questions and encounters and experience art therapy approaches to reflection, vision setting and self-care.

Arts therapy uses art making, movement and other creative processes as a form of inquiry. It can help you to connect with and express thoughts and feelings that are difficult to communicate. Discussion about your artwork and the art making process may help you gain insight and make sense of your experiences.

A mix of art forms and activities will be included, using creative approaches to inquire into the themes of the workshop. Some simple art materials and other instructions will be mailed to you prior to the workshop. You do not need to participate in anything you do not want to and no experience in art making is required.

You can download the PDF here

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

Location: Online, via zoom

Alisoun is an expressive arts therapist and professional member of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association. She completed her masters in art therapy in 2018, after a PhD about why Aboriginal life writing and fiction has been able to tell stories that are silenced by colonial legal systems. She has worked with Djirra and VACCHO in policy and program development and as an arts therapist on behalf of Djirra in Dame Phyllis Frost Centre. She is a non-Aboriginal woman with a strong commitment to Aboriginal communities and organisations and broader work in mental health, disability, women’s safety and services for people impacted by imprisonment.

As you move further into 2021, there are important opportunities to reflect on the previous year, what you noticed, what has changed, what you want to take to take with us and what you want to leave behind. You might be curious or concerned about changes in your relationships with others, how you spend your time, what worked best to get you through the hard times, or what is most important to you now. This workshop will use visual art and other creative methods to pay attention to your own questions and encounters and experience art therapy approaches to reflection, vision setting and self-care.

Arts therapy uses art making, movement and other creative processes as a form of inquiry. It can help you to connect with and express thoughts and feelings that are difficult to communicate. Discussion about your artwork and the art making process may help you gain insight and make sense of your experiences.

A mix of art forms and activities will be included, using creative approaches to inquire into the themes of the workshop. Some simple art materials and other instructions will be mailed to you prior to the workshop. You do not need to participate in anything you do not want to and no experience in art making is required.

You can download the PDF here

To avoid missing out, please make sure to register by calling the Koori Women’s Place on 9244 3333 or kwp@djirra.org.au

Date : 26/02/2021, Time : 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online, via zoom