Sydney Opera House Centre for Creativity

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An afternoon of poetry reading, writing, meditation and reflection on creativity.

We are delighted to be part of The Sydney Opera House Centre for Creativity Adult Public Program!

MakeShift, together with First Nations writer and award-winning poet Kirli Saunders bring the concept of  Creative First Aid to life in this hands-on workshop. This two-part workshop will firstly show you how creative practice can be utilised as a powerful way of sustaining good mental wellbeing followed by a live, experiential and hands-on creative process.

MakeShift Co-Founder Caitlin Marshall will share how and why trying out a creative practice sets you up for feeling grounded, less anxious, and less overwhelmed. Creativity is innate in all of us, and not only that, it's good for us, regardless of whether we think we are good at it. Learn how the zone of play is a vital tonic for keeping ourselves mentally fit and well, with a take-home set of prompts and creative remedies.

Kirli will expand your creative practice on Gadigal lands. You can expect to get grounded and mindful and to create visual poetry about your experience of connection with Country, community and self. This session aims to foster curiosity and creativity while breaking down the barriers that stop us from making. It will weave together elements of poetry reading and writing, meditation and culminate in the creation of visual poetry with charcoals, chalks and markers.

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