Aboriginal Ochre Painting WorkshopParramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

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Aboriginal Ochre Painting Workshop

The Dharug people are Parramatta’s first people and its traditional custodians.

Parramatta’s name comes from their words meaning “the place of eels”. The eels, symbol of Parramatta, still thrive in the Parramatta River.

Join Aboriginal custodian in this interactive workshop, where you will have the opportunity to uncover the cultural significance of local plants and animals, and discover the basics of a traditional cultural practice. Weather permitting, participants will assist in painting temporary artworks, in natural ochres, on beautiful smooth-barked eucalyptus trees along the river.

This program is suitable for adults and families. Parents or carers must supervise any children in their care.

Bookings are essential. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time, for registration. Bring water, snack and a hat.

Event date

Event Details

George Street Gatehouse, George Street, Parramatta, NSW

Meeting place is at the George Street Gatehouse, western end of George Street, Parramatta
The entrance to Parramatta Park


3pm - 5pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 20, Children $ 20
Prebooking requiredhttps://eventbrite.com.au/e/heritage-festival-aboriginal-ochre-painting-workshop-tickets-254227730987(02) 8839 3311
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Limited on street parking and within Parramatta Park. Paid parking at Hunter Street Car Park (Justice Precinct Car Park)