Audio of Christine Munro - Watarrka School Principall
Team Fernandez Pty. Ltd has
Created and delivered The Sydney Opera House Indigenous Work Experience Program, 2014 - 18. Taking Young Indigenous students from urban and regional Sydney, and giving the the opportunity for hands on arts vocation including technical production culminating in an a artwork and short presentation at the House. The included training and mentoring young Indigenous youth to take over and deliver the current program. As well as collaborating on Aboriginal Careers Day for 5 years and in 2019 creatively leading and delivering First Nations Career's Day for Sydney Opera House.
Developed with a team of artists the Guywani Walama Digital Incursion, an in classroom tv presentation delivered to primary schools nationally from the Sydney Oper aHouse - it has streamed live to the Kimberlies, Northern Teritory, India and Korea.
Member of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, 2016 - 17
Djurali Project, 2012- 16 and current consultant. Transitioning Young Indigenous students through art into High school. Djurali (grow) is a program developed in partnership with the Sydney Region Department of Education & Communities Aboriginal Education to assist students with the transition between Primary and High school as they move from year 6 to year 7. Now in its 6th year, it is a unique experience for young students to connect with their cultural identity, collaborate with similar students from other schools and develop their strength and resilience in an environment tailored specifically to their needs. Each year previous participants take on mentoring roles to guide the new, younger participants. Originally a one-off camp, the program has now grown to provide workshops throughout the year both in feeder primary and high schools to strengthen the relationships between peers and arts workers and highlight the pathways in to further education. It includes a community performance at the culmination of the camp and a mentoring program for past participants.
Aboriginal Liaisons Office & Wellbeing 2017 - 19, Drama Workshops for preparation for NAIDOC public speaking competition YARN UP, SPEAK UP & THE GREAT DEBATE
For Poetry In Action, Project Manager Lilla Community and Watarrka School, 2016 - ongoing. Watarrka is remote NT, Central Desert Lutrija country. Outcome Have the play in a position where students are confident to perform a local story in front of their peers, community and festival audience in a designed script format combining their local language. Using these skills help place the students into local possible apprenticeships of their choosing. The Program created and delivered involves Theatre making, supporting simple drama techniques, public speaking and how to read script, including layering with literacy, storytelling, and liaising with the curriculum. What we are doing through Drama is the basic foundational skills these students will need to acquire local available apprenticeships and flourish and to break the current cycle the community is in. Concepts such as eye contact, speaking English - which they are not anatomically and muscularly naturally and culturally speak, projection of voice, expressing their needs, body language, presenting to large groups of people and mixing with both sexes. Through this program the children have learnt to trust these Western structures and play within them. Leading, Creatively taking control, gaining confidence, overcoming shame and breaking tribal barriers. Creative Leadership and Mentoring - Christine Munroe (and her Assistant) techniques of Drama and theatre making for her to lead further projects. This includes making and artistic mentoring.
Watarrka Showing Excerpt
Team Fernandez Pty. Ltd Pays respects to all countrymen and countrywomen AND THE DREAMING, for the LAND we create, learn & share stories ON is aboriginal