Exhibition graphic "Becoming You"

Culture Makers Lab

Term 4,
Thursday 18 November
Year level
Years 8-9
Supported by the Department of Education and Training
Booking information
Bookings [email protected]

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.

Join Georgia Nowak to hear about how she approaches her creative practice

Georgia will share her practice, focusing on photography work made over a three year period between Australia and Poland. Students will be encouraged to participate with short self reflective photography tasks, offering an entry point into more complex creative processes surrounding identity and place. Students will also have an opportunity to interact and ask questions through Q&A.


Georgia Nowak is an artist and architect working between the mediums of film, photography and sculpture. Memory and archive are consistently interwoven into her contemporary documentation, acting to expose the illegible traces and buried remains of the past. Her latest essay film Aurum created in collaboration with artist Eugene Perepletchikov was awarded the inaugural Mercedes Benz Design Week award and was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria  (NGV).  It is currently being exhibited at NGV Australia until February 2022. Nowak is a teaching associate within the Art, Design and Architecture department at Monash University. She lives on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people in Naarm (Melbourne) and acknowledges that sovereignty was never cede.

Curriculum links

  • English
  • Intercultural Capability
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Visual Arts

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