October 8, 2020

The MLT recently visited Oodnadatta Aboriginal school to run an art development workshop with the very talented students there. This fits into the MLT’s overarching goal to collaboratively create more learning resources for the languages of South Australia.

Students of all ages spent the afternoon discussing the different types of birds which can be seen in the Oodnadatta region. They were then able to let their creativity flow by painting their favourite feathery friend of the day. These beautiful paintings will be developed into a set of language flashcards which will teach the bird names in wangka (language). The students will then be able to use their flashcards in the classroom – a full circle learning experience. Multiple schools in the region will be working together to create the final product – so watch this space!

Well done to everyone who rolled up their sleeves and participated in this great day.

If you are interested in this art workshop or would like to participate in a future event email

A splendid artistic depiction of a mirilyirlyi (splendid fairy wren). Photo by Christina Skujins (MLT)
You can’t rush art. Photo by Christina Skujins (MLT)