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Weaving Workshop

Sunday 13 January 2019

For over 2,000 generations my ancestors the Tasmanian Aborigines have lived in harmony with, and as an interconnected part of the earth, respecting all aspects of the environment including the natural, physical and the spiritual. As a result, our interwoven interconnected connection with the land/sea/sky has been and remains integral to our overall survival – living harmoniously and respectfully with the environments, which in return provides the resources for survival.

This workshop is hands on participants are encouraged to play and explore one of the techniques of weaving. Providing participants the opportunity to create significant works of art.

Vicki West is a Tasmanian Aboriginal installation artist who works with kelp, textiles, vines and seeds to create sculptural installations that speak of the impact of invasion, government policies, land rights and social justice issues. West is a descendant of the Trawlwoolway people of northeast Tasmania and her heritage inspires much of her work. She works with kelp, dodder vines and seeds that connects her to her ancestors, in particular the women and their kelp and weaving traditions.

Participants must be at least 10 years of age.

Sunday 13 January 2019

10:00am – 1:00pm