Book now for Grade 3 and 4 classes!

Commencing school programs in week 6 2019, Kaiela Arts invites schools to book in for our unique Aboriginal art program delivered by local artists and educators.

Generously funded through the Victorian Education Department’s Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP), this incursion program for primary schools in northern Victoria promotes cultural understanding of south-east Australian Aboriginal arts, language and heritage through art.

 In 2018 creative visual art activities were delivered to over 1000 Grade 1 and 2 students in Northern Victoria. Kaiela Arts tutors, Troy Firebrace and Rhonda Chrisanthou, together designed and delivered sessions based upon Kaiela Arts publications, artworks by our artists and language resources that draw inspiration from narrative themes presented in the book Living Stories of the Dungala Kaiela.

Three workshop activities are available.

Term 1: Living Stories

Term 2: Living Stories and Kinship

Term 3 & 4: Living Stories, Kinship and Self

Each workshop activity comprises of one or two 90 minute sessions.


  • $6.60 (gst inc) per child for one session.
  • $11(gst inc) per child for two sessions.
  • Plus school booking fee of $30 per school booking and travel costs.

Please note: school subsidies are available on application.

Galnyatj! Inspire Learn Create Art
enquiries and bookings for Grade 3 and 4 classes for 2019 can be made via email or call on 5832 9842.




Kaiela Arts invites primary schools in northern Victoria to book in for the second year of our Aboriginal arts learning program.


Brief description:

Galnyatj! Inspire, Learn, Create Art promotes learning and understanding of south-east Australian Aboriginal arts, language, cultural heritage and identity through a visual art-based learning activities. In 2019, the focus of learning programs will be Year 3 and 4 students.

Professional development for teachers is also available through Kaiela Arts Shepparton. It is highly recommended that classroom teachers or schools book a cultural learning program prior to delivery of the student program.


Kaiela Arts offers three different activities that draw upon Aboriginal pedagogy of the Eight Ways of Learning. All activities are delivered by Aboriginal artists and are supported by educators. Each activity comprises of one or two 90-minute sessions.


Please contact Kaiela Arts for costs. Schools can access subsidies based upon available funding.

Phone: 03 5821 9842


Please download the booking form.


Galnyatj! Inspire, Learn, Create Art delivers an Aboriginal based learning to students in a culturally safe and engaging manner. Using contemporary art context students gain understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and heritage through art.

Activity 1: Living Stories
Focuses on storytelling, pictorial language and south east Australian Aboriginal art styles.

Activity 2: Kinship
Focuses on south east Australian Aboriginal totems, traditions, language, animals and

Activity 3: Self
Focuses on visual language and symbols used by artists to reflect upon and create new identities and landscapes.

Victorian Curriculum

Visual Arts:
• Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times as inspiration to create visual artworks (VCAVAE025)
• Explore visual conventions and use materials, techniques, technologies and processes specific to particular art forms, and to make artworks (VCAVAV026)
• Identify and discuss how ideas are expressed in artworks from a range of places, times and cultures, including artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (VCAVAR028)

Other areas:

  • Creative thinking and writing
  • Intercultural Capability
  • Victorian Aboriginal Language
  • History
  • English
  • Geography