Bruce Pennay and Paul Grover Crafting Stories of Post War Immigration


Sunday 5 May   10am – 12.00pm
$70 / $55 concession

Ever wanted to know or expand on your knowledge of your family’s Post War Immigration history?  The workshop begins with a demonstration of how Charles Sturt University, the ABC and Benalla Migrant Camp Inc are developing virtual reality and online resources to prompt investigations of the Bonegilla and Benalla migrant camp experiences. We can show you using on-line resources such as TROVE.

Presenters Bios

Bruce Pennay and Paul Grover are Charles Sturt University academics based in Albury-Wodonga. They have worked together on producing an internet heritage virtual study site called ‘Investigating Bonegilla’  for national release as an educational resource.


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Further workshop to follow

Maggie Hollins Collage

Sunday 5 May 1.00pm – 3.30pm

This workshop will involve printing images and text found in the morning’s Crafting Stories of Post War Immigration workshop and then we will use the collage technique to create a personal artwork.

Tutor to supply: A4 card, glue, paints and scissors.

Participants to bring: Copies of letters/ artwork relating to research. Any doilies/ material you want to use.

Artist Bio

My arts practice has involved exploring most areas of the arts including writing and film. Over the past few years I have developed a passion for textiles, feltmaking and collage.

My arts study has included:

  • Certificate in Industrial Ceramics Gateway Tafe Brisbane, QLD 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts – Visual Arts Queensland University Technology, Brisbane, Queensland completed 2000
  • Apprenticeship with potter Janet Mansfield OAM NSW – Australia Council Grant 1986 – 1987
  • Certificate in Ceramics, National Art School Darlinghurst NSW 1983 – 1985