Teachers, students, take part in the discussion and share your observations and wonderings in the comments below about this statue.
- What a joyful character, I wonder if he is celebrating something. Could he be dancing?
- I notice that the figure has been broken and so assume he is very old. I wonder why he was created.
- I observe a fine array of jewellery and a patterned skirt. Perhaps the figure is female?
- Could it be a salamander in his hand?
- I notice and wonder about the item in his mouth. Is it a disk? His tongue? Food?
- I notice one finger on his hand is much shorter. Why? What about the small holes at the top edge of his head-dress. What were they for?
Please share your wonderings with us in the comments below and come back to see what others have to say.
A Third Paradise Forum breakout group, drawing on ideas of sustainability
The Third Paradise Forum in discussion, with the symbol in the centre created from stacked books
Meadow Heights Primary School's Glee Club singing on the festival stage
Our festival stage MC chatting to the audience
Students from Firbank Grammar School performing acts from Legally Blonde
Some of the imaginative animals crafted from Make Do screws
One of the many unique and sometimes fanciful tasks
Students getting their tasks of what they had to make with the available material
The Melbourne Grammar School Big Band playing live during Billie and the Dinosaurs
Students drawing their own protectors during the musical story of Billie and the Dinosaurs
Tim Ferguson telling the story of Billie and the Dinosaurs
In sessions at the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Art of Listening from Edinburgh
The Art of Listening teaching kids and parents to develop their listening skills
Exploring listening skills, imagination and sense of self with the Art of Listening
Young girl playing with arts and crafts at ACCA's Family Fun Day Out
Collaborative art creation at ACCA's Family Fun Day Out
Art bringing people together at ACCA's Family Fun Day Out
Taking flight, the flying carpet represents our community as a whole
Each strand in the flying carpet represents different cultures and points of view
Working collaboratively to creatie a unique flying carpet
Arts and crafts made... a better caption to go here
Zart Art's workshop focused on the link between pictures and text
This year's Book Week these was Escape to Everywhere
The Ausdance program teaches kids to teach others by learning a choreographed routine
Partnering up to learn new teaching techniques with Ausdance
Debrief after a full day of learning choreography with Ausdance
And then using a 3D printer to 'print' the very molecule they created on screen
Teachers creating molecules with Scientific animator, Dr Maja Divjak
A student creating a molecule using the same software that created Finding Nemo
A Wheelie Bin Obscura being used to layer drawings
A Deaf Slam Poetry session with Arts Access Victoria
Learning all about monoprinting with Arts Access Victoria
Hula hoop fund on Birrarung Marr with Westside Circus
Learning the art of circus flower sticks
Family fun time with Westside Circus
Hazel Edwards speaking about her There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake tour
Hijabi Girl was a creative collaboration between Hazel Edwards and Ozge Alkan
Australian author Hazel Edwards talking about creativity
Children of all ages enjoying the festival village at Birrarung Marr
The mariachi band entertaining the lunchtime crowds
We thank everyone for coming along to the 2017 Arts Learning Festival!
The Third Paradise Forum culminated in a recreation of the symbol on the lawns of Birrarung Marr