Weaving Traditions as Part of Artstate
Created in the lead up to Artstate this ambitious project brought together Indigenous weavers living across Bundjalung and Quandamooka Country (Stradbroke Island) who collaborated to produce a unique large-scale canoe installation.
The work, titled The River Journey, will be launched at Lismore City Hall and displayed throughout NORPA’s premiere season of Djurra – a Bundjalung Creation story, explores the connection of the rivers and sea in each place and how they speak to the three brothers dreaming from a woman’s perspective.
The Canoes are overflowing with women’s gatherings and tools made using ancient weaving techniques. All of the artists are dedicated to reviving and re-establishing these techniques and incorporating traditional grasses and reeds from their regions.
The intricate work presents insight into different methods and materials that have been used in Indigenous culture for generations.
Opening Night // from 5.30, Wednesday 29 November 2017 at Lismore City Hall
For more information contact Lismore Regional Gallery
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