Clapstick Making Workshop

with BJ Murphy | Mimburi Dreaming

2 hour workshop

Join Jinibara Culture Man BJ Murphy and make your very own traditional clapsticks using local species of timber, and learn more about local Aboriginal culture while you shape and decorate your own beautiful wooden clapsticks to take home.

Cost: $50 per pair of clapsticks 

All tools and materials will be provided.

Age: This is a family-friendly activity for all ages. Children must be supervised by an adult.

When:  Saturday April 29 11 am – 1 pm

Book quick, this workshop is limited to 20 spots.

About BJ Murphy

Jinibara artist and dedicated father, BJ Murphy is a contemporary Aboriginal artist who takes inspiration from his country in the Sunshine Coast hinterland Australia. BJ is both a visual artist, curator and songman who is dedicated to the continuation of his Jinibara culture.

Through his paintings, carvings, wood burnings, songs, and curatorial work, BJ holds a deep responsibility to his culture and the representation of stories that have been passed down to him by his family. His unique style mixes both traditional and contemporary forms and concepts.

Picking up his first paint brush seriously in 2008, BJ’s work has progressed with a strength that matches the love and passion he has for his art, culture and family. BJ regularly hosts meaningful gatherings and learning opportunities for the broader community to come together and explore Aboriginal culture and a diversity of perspectives in the way we relate to country.

Join BJ over the long weekend at the Maleny Wood Expo for a range of interactive family-friendly workshops, and learn more about Aboriginal culture as you work together on your projects.