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Leanne Anderson, People of the Reeds. Photo by Frangipani Creative.
Leanne Anderson, People of the Reeds. Photo by Frangipani Creative.

Fabric of Our Culture opens in Sydney

Fabric of our Culture is an exhibition of new works from Casino's Wake up Time Women, the Saltwater Women of Ballina, and the People of the Reeds from Cabbage Tree Island.  The show opens July 2 at Boomalli Aboriginal Arts Gallery in Sydney and runs until July 29.

Fabric of our Culture is a collaborative showcase of works by Bundjalung women textile artists from the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

Individual pieces for the show have been in development since January, as part of an artisan initiative managed by Arts Northern Rivers' Indigenous Arts Development Officer Robert Appo, with expert input from local fashion and textile consultant, Wendy Powitt.

Each of the three groups of artists work independently in their communities producing traditional weaving, fibre art, silk dying and textile design.

In the lead up to this show they have been encouraged to experiment with new applications of their work, including the development of a range of artisan homeware products incorporating their unique weaving and textile designs.

Fabric of our Culture will be opened at 2.30pm on Saturday July 2 by the Governor of the State of New South Wales, Professor Marie Bashir, AC, CVO, at Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery in Leichardt Sydney.

The show will run for four weeks until July 29.

More info, www.boomalli.com.au/.

Fabric of our Culture is an Arts Northern Rivers initiative, supported by Arts NSW and the NSW Department of Trade and Investment.