We’ve Always Been Storytellers

Years 7-10: Students explore Aboriginal storytelling and the art of poetry with guidance from Noongar artist and poet Siena Jacques. 

In this immersive experience, students will discover the profound significance of storytelling in Aboriginal culture. Guided by Sienna Jacques, they’ll learn to express themselves through poetry, gaining valuable insights and skills from a celebrated poet and storyteller. 


  • Meeting and learning from artist and poet Siena Jacques
  • Explore the interconnectedness of storytelling and poetry writing
  • Development of artistic skills through poetry. 

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost:  $350* (Capacity of 30 students)
*Schools with <1000 SFOE ranking are eligible for subsidised rates.   

Themes and ideas:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Aboriginal Story Telling
Art Making Processes
Poetry Writing  

Curriculum Connections:
(VCLVC179), (VCAVAR046), (VCELT375), (VCELT404), (VCELT447), (VCPSCSO049) 

 To book this excursion, submit an enquiry form or email schools@footscrayarts.com. 

Image Credit: Image by Gianna Rizzo, 2023