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Families at Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Festival Centre’s centrED presents

OUR YOUNG WORDS: With Charmaine Ledden-Lewis

Visual Literacy – A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
First Nations Schools
CLL Headshot Seasons
2 shows


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From the moment we open our eyes, we are receiving information about the world we view.

Whether we’re looking around a room we’re in, paying attention to the clothes someone is wearing, or noticing the colour of the sky at a particular time in the day, we see, we think, we feel, we interpret. For illustrators, we use this language to tell a story, to share ideas, play with emotions, and make a book come to life. 

In this exciting interactive workshop for young people, children’s book illustrator, artist and Bundjalung woman Charmaine Ledden-Lewis (Illustrator of Born to Run, Cathy Freeman, Penguin Books 2021) will showcase the art of drawing with soft pastels.  

The OUR YOUNG WORDS session will explore imagination, interpretation, light, colour, composition, perspective, and detail. With Charmaine, participants will explore the world of book making and the importance of diversity and inclusion being represented in picture books with the hope of empowering young people to overcome self-doubt when being creative.

Performances available for schools


In partnership with

Made possible thanks to the South Australian Department for Education’s ongoing support of Adelaide Festival Centre’s centrED. 



Mon 16 Sept

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Sat 21 Sept

Performance Location: Artspace

A photo taken from the riverbank of Adelaide Festival Centre, with a view of surrounding buildings in the background.

You can enter the ArtSpace by foot from North Terrace, Adelaide Railway Station, Adelaide Oval, or King William Road. 

From North Terrace, walk down the laneway alongside SkyCity Casino. From King William Road, you can walk over Festival Plaza (theres a lift and escalator down to the Dunstan Playhouse level) or along the Walk of Fame from Elder Park.


There is an accessible drop off area located off Festival Drive under the Riverbank Footbridge.

A designated disability drop off is also available 45 minutes before performances. To access this drop off area, turn onto Festival Drive from King William Road, pass the Festival Plaza car park entrance and stay left, driving through the EOS Hotel visitor drop off loop to arrive at the Dunstan Playhouse access drop off. 

Taxi services

The best place to be dropped off by taxi is on King William Road at the Festival Theatre or on North Terrace. There is also a drop off area located off lower Festival Drive underneath the Riverbank Footbridge. 

Car parking

The nearest car park is located behind Adelaide Convention Centre on Festival Drive - next to the Riverbank Footbridge. The eastern lift will take you to the promenade level where it's a short walk to the theatre entrance. Visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website for more information. 

Public transport

Accessible by many forms of public transport. Including trains, buses, the tram (stop at Railway Station) and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

We want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible and offer many ways to assist if support is required.

Accessible seating

Accessible and stair-free seating is available in this venue.


Accessible toilets are available at all Adelaide Festival Centre venues.

Assistance animals

Every theatre and event/function area of Adelaide Festival Centre is assistance animal friendly. 

Audio assistance

Audience members who require hearing assistance are now able to enjoy the show via the Beyerdynamic Hearing System. Please advise the operator at the time of booking. 

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