These Australian skies have been telling stories for thousands of years. Have you been listening?
Join Zal Kanga-Parabia and Shaun Nannup for an introduction to the sky, the stars and the spaces in between. Drawing on Indigenous knowledge, star lore and contemporary models, you will be guided through an introductory story of the stars and why they matter.
How do the constellations and star signs work? What is the south pole of the sky? How can we tell time using the moon? Who am I in relation to this shimmering skyline? By paying attention to the cosmos, we journey together towards knowledge.
About Shaun Nannup
Shaun Nannup is a Noongar leader who describes himself as a human being, an Indigenous man and a father. His purpose in life is to connect people through his stories. Shaun understands the impacts of trans generational trauma on Indigenous people, because he has experienced it deeply himself. By healing this trauma, he has been able to connect deeply with the Earth and live his life’s purpose with freedom and dignity.
About Zal Kanga-Parabia
Zal is a creative director and multidisciplinary artist with a passion for community engagement, diversity, science communication and storytelling. He was born in Sydney and moved to India at a young age, later to Perth. He graduated with a Bachelor of Art and Physics at Edith Cowan University. He currently coordinates the Assembly Project at The Blue Room Theatre, a lab program for culturally diverse emerging artists, was the Creative Coordinator for the KickstART Festival 2018, was a finalist for Western Australian of the Year 2018 for his work with young people and is currently the WA Youth Ambassador 2019.
When: Thursday 18 April, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Library Theatre, State Library of WA
About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival
Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2019.
The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.