Memory Workshops : January

For help getting started with your own memory expansion, The Orality Centre will be running a series of memory crafts workshops over the weekend of January 18th and 19th.

Sat Jan 18th 10am – 1pm:

Choose between either the Memory Palace or Memory Board workshop

Sun Jan 19th 10am – 1pm:

Choose between either the Memory Palace or Winter Counts workshop.

Memory Palace: A phenomenal location based memory technique best known from the ancient greeks method of loci and used by all indigenous cultures, including Aboriginal Song lines and Native American pilgrimage trails.

Memory Boards: Based on the Lukasa once used by the Luba people from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are convenient portable devices that encode information to a miniature landscape made of carefully chosen beads, shells, stones and other found objects.

Winter Counts: Based on creations by the Native American Sioux. Each pictogram is designed to encodes the most important event or memory that occurred during one year. Spiralling out sequentially from a central symbol. Workshop participants will make a Winter-Count depicting the story of their own life

Prices $60 per workshop

Tea/Coffee and biscuits provided

Location: Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton street Castlemaine 3450

Looking forward to creating some fun memories with you soon.