Skip to Content.Skip to Navigation.
Daily Summaries: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11


CARVE CARVE brings together artists from the Commonwealth nations of Canada, New Zealand and Australia, to examine contemporary practices of traditional indigenous carving. Throughout the period of the Games, each artist will participate in workshops open to the public, making new work and demonstrating the role of traditional technique, motif and custom in their practice. Canadian First Nations master carver Wayne Alfred will use a combination of traditional and modern tools to create a 10ft interior totem pole; Maori carver Aaron Kereopa will carve images concerned with issues such as ancestral navigation, tribal legend and mythology on recycled surfboards; Tiwi carver Patrick "Freddy" Puruntatameri will carve the pukumani poles used in burial ceremonies; and Bangerang elder Sandy Atkinson and fellow artists Kelvin Atkinson (Bangerang) and Neville Atkinson (Bangerang) will demonstrate the making of a traditional dugout canoe and also describe the process of bark canoe-making.

For more information visit

Date: 1625 March
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm daily
Location: Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton

Image: Aaron Kereopa, Te Uira Arero (Lightning Tongue), 2001. Photo by Aaron Kereopa
Festival Calendar
Ellis and Bheki
15-26 March 2006

  • Festival events pre-Games.
  • Festival events post-Games.

    Over 2,500 performing artists will stage Australia's largest ever free cultural festival during the Games.
    Learn more about the festival.
  • This Website is closed and for reference purposes only. To guarantee the stability of Games data, all external links are being removed.

    See you at Delhi 2010
    Fireworks at the MCG at the closing of Melbourne 2006.
    After eleven fun packed days, Melbourne 2006 is now over and all thoughts turn to the next Games - Delhi 2010. Nameste! See you in Delhi 2010! Swagatam!
    Revisit the Incredible India Closing Ceremony gallery.
    View great merchandise in the Online Shop.
    Wear, swap, give and live to be part of the Commonwealth Games.
    See great gifts in our Online Shop.
    Experience Melbourne
    Experience Melbourne.
    Events, arts, food and wine... there's more to Melbourne than meets the eye.
    Find out more about Melbourne.
    Navigation Menu
    Karak's footprints
    Shooting information