Storytelling with Alton Walley
Join Alton Walley for interactive storytelling sessions based on Dreamtime Stories from the Noongar people. Learn about elements of Noongar culture, and engage children's imaginations through the use of traditional storytelling, instruments and artefacts.
Artist bio: Alton Walley is a Whadjuk, Wilman, Kaneang Nyoongar man from the South-West of Western Australia. Alton has been heavily immersed in his culture since he was a young boy, being fortunate enough to have access to, and engage with, a wealth of knowledgeable cultural figures. He has been dancing and playing music with the Middar dance group since he could walk, performing locally, nationally and internationally.
Alton’s true passions are embedded in his culture and the Arts. This led to him to a Tourism and Australian Indigenous Studies major at Murdoch University whilst working a Cadetship with Kings Park and Botanical Gardens. Alton aims to continue to develop his skills in an array of fields, consulting and penning various projects in the film, television, theatre and creative arts industries. He believes that his strong Nyoongar identity, alongside his passion for cultural representation and education, has guided his journey and aided in his achievements to date.
Date: Saturday 2 October 2021
Venue: A H Bracks Library + Creative Space
Date: Monday 4 October 2021
Venue: Bull Creek Library
Date: Tuesday 5 October 2021
Venue: Civic Square Library
Date: Thursday 7 October 2021
Venue: Willagee Library
Ages: Children and families
Fee: These are free events with no booking required