Presented by the Education Department of Castello di Rivoli

Friendship mandala – the world in colours


Suitable for

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7

Subject areas

Culture & ethics, Sustainability, Visual arts

Cultural diversity and environmental awareness come together as key themes in this workshop created by the Education Department of Castello di Rivoli in Italy, which is returning for the 2019 festival.


Using thousands of recycled plastic caps, students will create friendship mandalas, coming together to make a great social mosaic, celebrating the richness of diversity in Australian society.


This event will also be part of our Community Day on Saturday 4 May 2019.


Learning outcomes:

  • explore and experiment with visual conventions
  • express and develop world views
  • consider relationship to the environment, appreciation for the need to collaborate.

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  • Thu 2 May 2019
  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Fri 3 May 2019
  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am


Birrarung Marr


$10 per student

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Birrarung Marr

Lower Terrace, Birrarung Marr


Birrarung Marr is centrally located between the Central Business District and the Yarra, next to Federation Square.


It’s a short journey from Flinders Street Station, and is also served by city trams routes that run down Flinders and Swanston streets, and several bus routes.


There’s also nearby parking at Federation Square, the arts precinct, and city car parks.


Coach drop-offs can be made at the Russell Street extension, and along Flinders Street. The nearest coach parking is along St Kilda Road, opposite the Arts Centre and the NGV.