Memory Shields Workshop for Kids

Join Dennis Golding for a special creative workshop inspired by the social, political and cultural representations of contemporary First Nations experience as seen in his multifaceted artwork Cast in cast out, on display at the Museum of Sydney.

In the hands-on workshop, Golding will guide participants in making a memory shield that draws inspiration from the strength of First Nations cultures and connection to Country and the shield as an object of resistance, resilience, and empowerment. These workshops will draw on participants’ own memories and connections to place.

Members get more: Members enjoy pre-sale access and 20% discount on tickets.

Artist bio

Dennis Golding is a Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist from the north west of NSW, born and raised in Sydney. Working in a range of mixed media including painting, video, photography and installation, Golding critiques the social, political and cultural representations of race and identity. His practice is drawn from his own experiences living in urban environments and through childhood memories.

Golding was surrounded by art from his urban upbringing living in an Aboriginal community in Redfern (often referred to as ‘The Block’). As a young child, he often watched his mother and grandmother paint on large canvas and sheen fabrics which depicted Australian native plants and animals, cultural motifs and human figures. He later developed his professional practice in art school through mentorships with leading curators, educators and artists. Golding graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW Art & Design in 2019 and now works independently as an artist and curator.

Please note:

  • Suitable for ages 8+
  • Adults supervision required for children.
  • All workshop materials provided.
Cast in cast out, Denis Golding, 2020, epoxy resin, iron oxides, concrete, acrylic, edition etching rag
Now showing
Featured display

Cast in cast out

An evocative artwork by Sydney-based Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding

Saturday 16 March
Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Cafe
  • Wheelchair accessible
Plan your visit
  • Tuesday 16 July 10.30am–11.30am