Collaborative Workshop 1-Steampunk Media and Adaptation Animation

Media artist Leon Ewing and Wayne Walters, Manager Learning and Creativity, Western Australian Museum presented a collaborative workshop exploring concepts of biological classification and adaptation using Media.

Collaborative discussions were facilitated by Jacqueline Barber, Teacher Development School Coordinator (Science), Newton Moore Senior High School and Ana Nail, Teacher Development School Coordinator (Visual Arts), Geographe Primary School.

Workshop outline
Participants were taken through a series of activities to broaden their understanding of media as technologies for the communication of ideas with specific focus on habitat and adaptation/engineering. The full workshop outline can be downloaded here.

The following video is an edited excerpt of highlights from the 105 minute workshop (duration of video 27:55 mins).

Education resources:

Contact the artist:
Leon Ewing

Read more about Leon’s arts education projects completed through the AiR Grants Projects in Warburton and through Southern Edge Arts as well as his involvement in the AiR Commission.

Contact the organisation:
Western Australian Museum
School bookings: 1300 130 081 or email:
Professional Learning: See details on specific site (Perth, Maritime Museum or Shipwreck galleries). Visit


The resources provided by the workshop artists and facilitators and made available here are to be used as a guide only. Teachers and artists should further investigate relevant material to inform the development of student activities and programs.

The views and opinions expressed in the videos are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries or ArtsEdge. The Department and ArtsEdge encourage viewers to also seek advice and information from relevant sources, including peak bodies and suitably qualified professionals.

Image credit: STEAM professional learning event 2015. Collaborative workshop #1; photographs by ArtsEdge.