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Story Houses and Found Objects – Morning Workshop


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This event is currently booked out.

Please note, only children participating in the workshop require tickets. Supervising guardians may attend without a booking.


Anna Walker’s beautifully crafted story houses meet Zana Fraillon’s museum of found objects, in an exhibition and workshops that explore community, sustainability and hope through storytelling and art.

In her Story Houses workshop, Anna will share the tales behind her collection of handmade story houses, which feature many of her beloved picture book characters. Participants will then have the opportunity to use found and handmade objects to craft their own story house.

In her Found Objects workshop, Zana will invite participants to imagine the stories of lost, forgotten and discarded objects. Dive into the story chest, choose an item, and imagine what it might have been – or what it might yet be.

Participants in the workshop will have their work displayed alongside Anna and Zana’s in No Vacancy Gallery.

Guests who attend the exhibition outside of the workshop times will also be able to contribute to its evolution, either by adding their own leaf to the Florette cubby-house installation, or by composing a message in a bottle.

Workshops are ideal for upper primary/lower secondary students, while the exhibition is open to all children and families looking to connect through stories.


You can learn more about the Wheeler Centre’s accessibility policies here. Please notify us of all access requirements when booking online so we can assist you with your visit. If you require further information, please contact reception on 03 9094 7800 or


Zana Fraillon

Zana Fraillon is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning author of twelve books for children and young adults, including The Curiosities, The Lost Soul Atlas, and The Bone Sparrow. Her work has been published in over 15 countries and is in development for both stage and screen. Zana’s bo... Read more

Anna Walker

Anna is a Melbourne-based illustrator and storyteller. Over recent years Anna has a created a range of award-winning picture books.

Her books are published both in Australia and overseas. She likes to draw, knit woolly animals and create small worlds.


No Vacancy Gallery

34-40 Jane Bell Lane (off Russell St) Level 3, QV Building Victoria 3000

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