• Ripple Effect logo. Byline reads Including Creating Learning.
  • Ripple Effect visual arts workshop participants working in a studio.
  • Ripple Effect performing arts workshop participants working with string in a black and white theatre space.
  • Colour image of two young girls craft making at a workshop bench covered in wool, string, beads and vine.
  • Colour image of Ripple Effect performing arts workshop participants working with string in a black and white theatre space.

Creative Workshops

Murmuration is working in collaboration with The Arts Centre Cootamundra to facilitate a series of inclusive creative workshops throughout 2017 + 2018.

We currently have a remaining ten places available for the upcoming Series 2 + Series 3 Workshops in May and September 2018.

Across three artforms participants will take part in a creative development process, culminating in a presentation and showcase. Participants will be taught by and exchange with professional artists with and without disability.

The workshops are designed to inspire and engage a diverse range of people’s interests, needs and abilities.


Theatre: storytelling, movement, improvisation and drama

Visual Arts: fibre art, photography and set design

Music: sound, voice, choral and recording

Take part in taster workshops of each artform
Follow an artform of your choice
Learn from professional artists
Build skills in the creative arts
Be part of an end of year presentation

Open to primary and high school students
Ages ranging from 10 – 18 years
We encourage any student with an interest in the creative arts to attend
No experience required
Open to teachers and arts workers to participate
Support workers and peer assistants welcome

The Arts Centre Cootamundra
18-20 Wallendoon St
Cootamundra NSW 2590


Series 2
Thursday 17 + Friday 18 May 2018
Each workshop runs from 9:30am – 2:30pm

Series 3
Thursday 20 + Friday 21 September 2018
Each workshop runs from 9:30am – 2:30pm

Presentation and Showcase
Saturday 22 September | 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Over the last 18 months, Murmuration and The Arts Centre Cootamundra have been facilitating a workshop series, across a range of art forms, led by the Murmuration Artists. Inspired by the companies film project ‘Bowerbirds’, members of the local Cootamundra community have been looking at the symbolism of nests to think about what ‘home’ means to them. This presentation showcases through performance, set design and visual art, the work participants have made together.

We invite you on a sensory journey into our nest and into our home!

Where: The Arts Centre Cootamundra
When: Saturday 22 September
Showcase 2:00 – 3:00pm
Afternoon Tea 3:00 – 4:00pm

$20 per person or $60 Family passes for 2 adults + 2 children


Universal access symbols including wheel chair accessible, Auslan interpretation and vision impaired.

For any access needs and requirements please contact reception.

The Arts Centre Reception Hours
Tuesday – Friday | 9:30am – 1:30pm
Contact Office Coordinator Julie Cowell
on 02 6942 4773 or via email anytime

Support By
The Ripple Effect program is created by Murmuration in partnership with The Arts Centre Cootamundra. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW. Ripple Effect has been sponsored by Ability Links NSW and The Coota Ex Services Club and is supported by Ausdance NSW.

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Image credit: Ripple Effect creative workshops at The Arts Centre Cootamundra in 2017. Photos by Jackie Cooper.