WHISTLING PIG WORKSHOP 24 September 2012 Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton VIC
Location: SAM Workshop, Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm Age: Children from 6 years +, Cost: $25.00 per person (Friends of SAM $20.00), Presented By: Albert Mishriki
Ever wanted to make a pig squeal? Yes? This may be your opportunity! This one hour workshop is suited to children 6 years and above. Come along and be inspired by musician Albert Mishriki as he guides children through the process of making a two-tone (could be sound and color) pig that whistles when the snout is blown into. Whistling Pigs will be made from clay and fired in the art museum kiln over the following weeks. Please bring your own art smock.
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Ocarina Making Workshop at Shepparton Art Museum

24 Sep, Location: SAM Workshop, Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm Age: Children from 8 years + adults, Cost: $25 per person (Friends of SAM $20.00), Presented By: Albert Mishriki
An ocarina is an ancient flute-like wind instrument. Variations do exist, but a typical ocarina is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is often ceramic, but other materials may also be used, such as plastic, wood, glass, clay, and metal. In this workshop, Albert Mishriki will guide children though the process of making a clay ocarina which will be fired over the following weeks in the SAM kiln.


These are some pictures of the Ocarinas I have recently been making from earthernware, stoneware and terracotta. The glazes are Jade, Peacock and Black. If you'd like to take one home, they are in stock at 'Broken Wind' instrument store in Melbourne at 730 Plenty Rd Reservoir, come and visit! http://www.brokenwind.com.au/home.cfm

Lunchington at Hand Made Music Festival August 2011

Lunchington playing with Ah'm and Eloise at KIPL Warehouse, Nth Melbourne, 20 August 2011

Build your own reverb drum!

Workshop: DIY Massive verb drum with the Earl of Lunchington
Sunday 21st August at KIPLWarehouse, 136 Roden Street, West Melbourne 
Session 1 11am-1pm and 
Session 2 2-4pm 
Using recycled materials, participants will learn how to make an extremely responsive reverberating instrument with the capacity to generate huge, deep reverberation lasting up to two minutes. This instrument can be played with mallets, bows and fingers and can produce a variety of unique sounds and textures with no need for amplification. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have a complete instrument and will have gained skills that will enable them to glean maximum resonance from objects and materials as well as an understanding of how most acoustic instruments work.
All materials and tools provided. Although it is recommended that you bring gardening or rigging gloves.
Cost: $45/$30 conc.
Maximum of 7 participants per workshop, places are limited please book early!
For bookings and more information, email the Earl at earl.lunchington[at]gmail.com

Cycolospoke at Craft Victoria 2010

Launch of Craft Cubed Festival 2010 at Craft Victoria featuring the Cycolospoke

Photos by Lily Feng Craft Victoria thanks lily 

Canal of Darkness

Excerpt of Ros Bandt and Albert Mishriki performance for 350 Degrees Festival