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Cultivate creativity at Bunjil Place through our learning program. We offer a rich program of performance, exhibitions, tours, and online resources for kindergarten, primary and secondary school students. Our education team create teacher resources to inspire students and meet curriculum outcomes. 

Stay connected and join our Education E-Newsletter - just email bunjileducation@casey.vic.gov.au and ask to be added to our list!

Contact us at bunjileducation@casey.vic.gov.au to learn more about any of our education or youth engagement programs, or contact the Box Office bunjilplace@casey.vic.gov.au to book a theatre performance for your group. 

Our Box Office team will support your ticket booking process. Learning groups are eligible for group booking prices, along with one free staff member ticket per 10 students.

Click here to contact our Box Office team.

Click here to download a copy of our Expression of Interest Form for 2022.

Click here to download the Education Program for 2022

 

EARLY YEARS & PRIMARY | SECONDARY | ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

 

EARLY YEARS & PRIMARY

Early Years & Primary Image
NGV Kids on Tour, Bunjil Place, 2019. Photo: Rob Carew

Guess How Much I Love You, CDP Theatre Producers

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Date & Time: 10.00 am and 12.00 pm, Wednesday 11 May 2022
Location: Theatre
Cost: $16 
Age: Kindergarten and Lower Primary
Duration: 60 min 

A play by Richard Tulloch adapted from the books by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram “I love you right up to the moon – AND BACK.” Join the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons, in a dazzling new stage adaptation of Sam McBratney’s beloved children’s book Guess How Much I Love You. This playful story of love and nature unfolds on stage in a show that's fun for the whole family, with beautiful puppetry, music and laughter for children aged 3 years and up. Education resource kit available.

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Edward the Emu, Monkey Baa Theatre

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Date & Time: 10:00am, Tuesday 9 August 2022
Location: Theatre
Cost: $16.00
Age: Kindergarten and Lower Primary
Duration: 50 min no interval 

The award-winning Monkey Baa team brings to the stage a new imagining of the classic Australian books by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement. Edward and Edwina both wonder if there is more to life than being an emu, but after adventures beyond the enclosure they discover that being themselves is enough!  Workshops will be available in schools prior to the tour coming to Bunjil Place.

 

The 13-Storey Treehouse, CDP Theatre Producers

13-Storey Treehouse

Date & Time:  Monday 4 April 2022, 10:30 am (Relaxed Performance) 
Location: Theatre
Cost:  $16.00
Age: Primary
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval  

Andy Griffiths’ & Terry Denton’s best-selling book comes to life on stage for children 6-12. Today's the day Andy and Terry are going to bring their stories to life in their first EVER play – except they forgot to write it!  Where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla? Here is your chance to see the first show in the award-winning ‘Treehouse’ series with the return of the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant, runaway success, The 13-Storey Treehouse. We take you right back to where it all began. Education resource kit available 

 

Encounter the Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

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Date & Time: 10:00 am and 12.00 pm Tuesday 6 September 2022
Location: Theatre
Cost: Free to Schools via an Expression of Interest
Age: Primary (Years 3-6)
Duration: 60 min 

Encounter the Orchestra is a narrated Melbourne Chamber Orchestra performance for upper primary (Years 3-6) students.  Students must attend as a school excursion.  Music education specialist Nicholas Bochner leads these performances for Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

One foot on the ground, one foot in the water  

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Exhibition Dates: Saturday 19 February - Sunday 24 April 2022
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily
Entry: FREE  

At a time when many are experiencing complex feelings about the frailty of life and future uncertainty, this exhibition explores the subject of mortality and the inseparable link between life and death.  

The exhibition presents paintings, sculptures, installations and sound works, that challenge us to reckon with death and dying as an inherent part of life, invoking experiences of loss, impermanence, transience, remembrance, memorialisation and varied expressions of grief.  

One foot on the ground, one foot in the water is a La Trobe Art Institute exhibition toured by NETS Victoria. Curated by Travis Curtin.  

The exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.   

To enquire about an education resource or exhibition tour, please email us (link to bunjileducation@casey.vic.gov.au)  

Exhibition Partners

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Exhibition Supporter  

Australian Council of the Arts

  

Image: Mabel Juli
Garnkiny Ngarranggarni 2020
natural earth pigments and charcoal on linen
120 × 180 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia
Photographer: Ian Hill   

Exhibitions, Programs and Resources  

 

Digital resources: 
Draw a fuzzy friend with Kat Chadwick 
Visual Art Levels 4 - 6 
Melbourne illustrator Kat Chadwick presents a fun tutorial on how to draw an animal character. Following Kat's step-by-step instructions, students learn basic tricks and tips to create their own character. 
Download PDF 

Draw Calm Clive with Kenny Pittock 
Levels F - 4 
Melbourne artist Kenny Pittock presents a tutorial using simple folding techniques and drawing to create a fishy character with a twist. 
Workshop Video | Download Calm Clive Template 

Art At Home: Paper Sewing 
Visual Art Levels 5 - 6 
Students can investigate the creative practice of local artist Kylie Stillman, who uses everyday materials to create sculptural works, through an art activity developed by the artist herself. 
Paper Sewing Resource | Paper Sewing Template | Paper Sewing Video  

 

SECONDARY

Secondary Image - Emergent 2020
Emergent 2020: VCE Graduate Showcase, installation image, Bunjil Place Studio, 2021. Photo: Anna Pastukhova

 

SLAP. BANG. KISS.  MTC Education 

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Date & Time: Tuesday 3 May 2022, 10:30am and 1:30pm 
Location: Studio
Cost: $20.00
Age:  Upper Secondary (Years 9-12) 
Duration:  70 min no interval  

SLAP. A video of 16-year-old Immi hitting a security officer goes viral.  
BANG. Sofia’s impassioned speech for the victims of a school shooting makes international news.   
KISS. In the car park of a small-town Woolies, people rally around Darby and Daniel as the boys lock lips in an attempt to set the world record for the longest kiss.  

 Shortlisted for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, this new play is from multi-award-winning playwright Dan Giovannoni (Merciless Gods). SLAP. BANG. KISS. tracks three young people whose stories kickstart a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next?

 

BLACK COCKATOO, Ensemble Theatre  

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Date & Time: 8.00 pm Saturday 17 March 2022
Location: Theatre
Cost: $22.00
Age: Upper Secondary (Years 9-12, ages 14+)
Duration: TBC

Over 150 years ago, 13 brave Aboriginal men in Western Victoria picked up their cricket bats and embarked on a treacherous voyage to England and into the unknown – all in the name of sport. Risking illness and persecution, Australia’s first international cricket team – including Australia's first Indigenous sporting hero, Johnny Mullagh – amazed the English crowds with astonishing talent, personality and grit. They should have returned to Australia as celebrated heroes. Instead they came back to find the world they once knew was no longer there. 

This is not just a story about cricket – this is a story of strength, resistance, hope and possibility. When a group of young present-day activists sneaks into the Wimmera Discovery Centre to expose the truth of what happened to Johnny and his team mates, a hidden legend of triumph and tragedy unfolds. Funny and incredibly moving, Black Cockatoo is a collaboration between iconic Australian writer Geoffrey Atherden (Mother and Son, Babakiujera) and Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch (Black Diggers). 

Content Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this show contains depictions of people who have died. Education resource kit available.

 

One foot on the ground, one foot in the water  

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Exhibition Dates: Saturday 19 February - Sunday 24 April 2022
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily
Entry: FREE  

At a time when many are experiencing complex feelings about the frailty of life and future uncertainty, this exhibition explores the subject of mortality and the inseparable link between life and death.  

The exhibition presents paintings, sculptures, installations and sound works, that challenge us to reckon with death and dying as an inherent part of life, invoking experiences of loss, impermanence, transience, remembrance, memorialisation and varied expressions of grief.  

One foot on the ground, one foot in the water is a La Trobe Art Institute exhibition toured by NETS Victoria. Curated by Travis Curtin.  

The exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.   

To enquire about an education resource or exhibition tour, please email us (link to bunjileducation@casey.vic.gov.au)  

Exhibition Partners

One Foot In The Ground Logos

Exhibition Supporter  

Australian Council of the Arts

 Image: Mabel Juli
Garnkiny Ngarranggarni 2020
natural earth pigments and charcoal on linen
120 × 180 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia
Photographer: Ian Hill   

 

Emergent 2021: Graduate Showcase

Image: Installation view, Emergent 2020: VCE Graduate Showcase, Bunjil Place Studio, 2021. Photo: Christian Capurro  
Image: Installation view, Emergent 2020: VCE Graduate Showcase, Bunjil Place Studio, 2021. Photo: Christian Capurro  

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 2 – Sunday 17 April 2022  
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Location: Bunjil Place Studio
Entry: FREE  

Emergent 2021: Graduate Showcase celebrates the creative achievements and outstanding talent of VCE and VET art, design and media students within the City of Casey. Now entering its fifth year, the exhibition investigates themes and ideas concerning young artists and offers a platform to showcase their art, design, photography and film.  

To enquire about an exhibition tour please email us (link to bunjileducation@casey.vic.gov.au)  

Image: Installation view, Emergent 2020: VCE Graduate Showcase, Bunjil Place Studio, 2021. Photo: Christian Capurro  

Exhibitions, Programs and Resources  

 

Digital resources:
Word Prompt Drawing with Minna Gilligan 
Visual Art Levels 5 - 10 
Designed to engage with the meditative act of drawing, this tutorial by Minna Gilligan takes students through the process of creating a drawing using a word as the stimulus for the drawing. 
Workshop Video | Download Word Sheet Template 

Junk Mail Collage with Minna Gilligan 
Visual Art Levels 5 - 10 
Using paper ephemera from around the house such as catalogues, junk mail and wrapping paper, students can follow this step-by-step tutorial led by artist Minna Gilligan to create a collage. 
Workshop Video 

Still Life Drawing with Minna Gilligan 
Visual Art Levels 7 - 10 
Melbourne artist Minna Gilligan takes students through two drawing exercises - contour drawing, and a long still life drawing. 
Workshop Video 

 

 

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

Arts Agitators Education Page
Home/Land: Project Another Country workshop with Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan
Arts Agitators

Arts Agitators is Bunjil Place’s flagship youth engagement program for young creatives aged 15 – 25 years. As a multi-disciplinary program, program participants range from visual artists and writers, to poets, musicians and actors. As a peer-led program, the Arts Agitators determine creative and professional development opportunities they would like to participate in, and develop and deliver arts projects throughout the year. Applications to join the program open in November of each year. To find out more, email bunjileducation@casey.vic.gov.au or call Bunjil Place on 9709 9700. 

 

Safe Spaces

The Safe Spaces series aims to create a safe environment for Black and Brown people to come together and share, learn, connect and collaborate with each other. 

The Safe Spaces series takes place once a month, before Littlefoot & Company’s Spoken Word Night, and is presented in partnership with Way Over There Collective. 

Way Over There Collective is made up of South East Melbourne artists, facilitators and passionate community members. The group seeks to promote the voices and stories of local artists and creative thinkers through collaboration, meaningful programming and paid opportunities. They collaborate on and deliver programs that promote inclusivity and social inclusion, specifically prioritising Black, Brown and Indigenous folk. 

 

Littlefoot & Company's Spoken Word Night

Join us for a night of Spoken Word as the Littlefoot & Co. Open Mic Night returns to the Studio. 

These nights are for all types of performances; Spoken word artists, story tellers, musicians, comedians and even first time performers! 

Please note: Don’t forget to pencil in Thursday 25 November to join the last Littlefoot Spoken Word Night for 2021. Register here 

If you're interested in Spoken Word but haven't been to one of the events, come down and check it out. 

You'll see artists, storytellers, poets, musicians, comedians and first time performers in a friendly and welcoming environment. Whether you want to take to the stage yourself or just hang out and enjoy the vibes, all are welcome. Registration for open mic spots are FREE and will be available on the night but if you're interested in performing you can also contact the event organisers at littlefootandcompany@gmail.com

So come down for some good vibes, a bar and good people. 

 

Contact us at bunjileducation@casey.vic.gov.au to learn more about any of our education or youth engagement programs, or contact the Box Office bunjilplace@casey.vic.gov.au to book a theatre performance for your group.