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Culture Makers Lab

Museum Staff-led
Terms 3-4, See Term 3 dates and times below

Term 4 artist and dates to be confirmed

60 mins workshop, 60 mins gallery visit
Year level
Years 9-12
Free for government schools

Onsite for other schools: $9 per student + ed service fee

Webinar for other schools: webinar $55 per connection + ed service fee
Booking information
Bookings (03) 9927 2754

Students are invited to participate in creative learning workshops and explore the complexities of identity and belonging. Students will work with published authors and artists to hear about and develop personal (multi-modal) narratives in response to their unique lived experiences, and the many stories featured in the Immigration Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Story telling in the 21st century takes many forms, stories in the exhibitions are told in many ways. In each workshop students will gain inspiration to work creatively, with an opportunity to begin developing their own piece of writing or artwork, facilitated by published authors and/or artists. Workshops will explore self-expression and foster a deeper understanding of our changing identities in an interconnected world. This will support development of intercultural knowledge and assist them to become global citizens in our increasingly multicultural and globalised world.

These workshops are free for high-ability students from Government Schools as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series.

Term 3

Join writer and artist Manisha Anjali for a poetry workshop exploring identity, belonging and culture.

During the session, Manisha will discuss her writing practice and share her work in readings. Students will be encouraged to participate with writing and self reflective tasks, as well as have an opportunity to interact and ask questions during a Q&A.

The workshop will be followed with a visit to the Becoming You exhibition, and students will be provided with a booklet to record their answers.

Dates and Times

Onsite at the Immigration Museum

Tuesday 6 September: 10am–12.00pm, 12.00pm–2.00pm

Thursday 8 September: 12.00pm–2.00pm


Thursday 8 September: 10.00am–11.30am


Manisha Anjali

Manisha Anjali is a writer and artist. She is the founder of Neptune, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations.

Manisha has been a Writer-in-Residence at Incendium Radical Library, a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre and Artist-in-Residence BLINDSIDE’s Regional Arts & Research Residency at Mooramong.

Free for government schools as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series

Curriculum links

  • Intercultural Capability
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • English

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