Yalka Lotjpa Nha – Children Speak See Exhibition, Book launch and Animation

Date: – Thursday 13 September

Time: –  6.30pm – 8pm

Venue: – Kaiela Arts 137-139 High St Shepparton

Cost: – Free Admission


Yalka Lotjpa Nha  is a collaborative book writing and animation project that began in 2017. It is collaboration between writers and artists from Kaiela Arts.  A labour of love and dedicated to the children of the region. Yalka Lotjpa Nha is a companion book to Living Stories – A Trip up the River and is an A to Z in Yorta Yorta language. The exhibition will feature original artworks created for the book, the published book and a showing of the animation. It is sure to be well loved and used by families, schools and community. Writers – Aunties Cynthia Hardie, Amy Briggs & Kella Robinson facilitated by Helena Gibson and supported by Sharon Atkinson. Artists – Tammy-Lee Atkinson, Jack Anselmi, Victoria Webbe, Eva Ponting, Gavin Saunders, Suzanne Atkinson, Tiarne Hall, supported by animation artist, Davidson Lopes da Rosa.


Beads of Culture – Exhibition

Opening Date: – Thursday 13 September – 31 October

Time: – 6.30pm – 8pm

Venue: – Kaiela Arts 137-139 High St Shepparton

Cost: – Free Admission

Bookings Essential: – Kaiela Arts 03 58219842 or info@kaielaarts.org.au


Experience the culture of beads as an installation of a dazzling, inspired frenzy of creativity during this exhibition at Kaiela Arts. This exhibition is the outcome of many hours work during many participatory workshops facilitated by local artists and craftspeople, using traditional techniques and materials in a new way.

Beads have been used in all cultures on Earth since time began. Beads have been traded, revered, used as money, worn as jewellery and sewn onto clothing. Beads have been made from pebbles, shells, teeth, claws, clay, glass and many more materials. Beads have been and are still adored by all…. Come and experience Beads of Culture at Kaiela Arts.