Design Your Own Feeling Machine

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Image: David Miller

Imagine and design your own feeling machine. Trace shapes and learn creative techniques to make your own colourful feeling machine, with artist Bronwyn Ward.

This fun, interactive workshop is inspired by The Feeling Machines exhibition, featuring David Miller’s original artworks for his book Big and Me. Imagine if you could design a machine which turned one feeling into another, or made a feeling for someone else, what would it mean if you could make such a thing?

Join artist Bronwyn Ward for a fun workshop offering children space to explore how they perceive feelings through a fun creative process.

Suitable for children ages 6 and up.

The Feeling Machines exhibition and associated events are supported by Yarra Ranges Council, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum and Creative Victoria as part of The Big Anxiety Festival across Yarra Ranges.

How to engage

These workshops are free but places are very limited. Bookings are required.


Artist biography

Bronwyn Ward

Bronwyn is an internationally exhibited visual artist.

Her work aims to imitate the beauty and wonder that can happen close to a death, and she explores many different mediums and techniques to express this.

As an artist in residence on a palliative ward she has experienced the power of human to human connection and the role art plays in facilitating much needed conversations and expressions of love and gratitude.

Bronwyn has had work acquired by Bendigo Bank and has exhibited widely, including at the Hong Kong Design Institute, The Royal Academy of the West of England and Red Earth Gallery Melbourne. Bronwyn is an experienced Artist Mentor, Arts Project Manager and Grants Officer supporting Artists and arts organisations in professional development, project planning and grant writing.

Partners & supporters

Supported by Yarra Ranges Council and Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

Program logos




  • Saturday, 08 October 2022 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Saturday, 05 November 2022 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


The exhibition will be presented in The Chambers

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale, 3140, View Map

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