Target audience: Primary Students, Families, Community
The team from the Education Department of the Castello di Rivoli will bring to Melbourne and the Arts Learning Festival their acclaimed program, the Abi-Tanti, at the Immigration Museum.
Abi-Tanti translates to the migrating multitude. In these workshops, participants decorate 30 cm wooden figures. They will then be formed into tribes and families in the courtyard of the Immigration Museum.
Participants in the Abi-Tanti workshops will reflect on the very topical issues of refugees and migration as this collaborative artwork takes shape.
Through building their own version of the Abi-Tanti, the project encourages children and adults to consider the concepts of identity, difference and the encounter with otherness.
Since its original development in Turin, the Abi-Tanti installation has travelled across Italy and through other parts of Europe, including the famous Louvre Museum in Paris.
The Abi-Tanti will offer student workshops on Thursday 4 May and Friday 5 May, as well as free weekend sessions for the wider community.
Image: Education Department, Castello di Rivoli.