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Wearable weaving workshop with Wangkangurru artist Marika Davies

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Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery

3 Mary Elie Street

Port Pirie, SA 5540

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Join us at Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery with Wangkangurru person Marika Davies, for a workshop into her weaving techniques

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One of the most complex and beautiful examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander technology is basket weaving—the myriad of local forms reflecting the diverse country of the people who make them.

Different plant fibres are used across Australia. Plants such as lomandra species (wetland grasses), lawyer cane (a spiky vine known as “wait-a-while" for its tenacious grip on unsuspecting passers-by), pandanus and black palm have all been well-documented as basket material.

Catering for beginners, this workshop with artist and curator Wangkangurru person Marika Davies, will introduce you to wearable weaving objects using raffia. You will hear a conversation of the knowledge behind cultural weaving, the ways of knowing, being and doing. Marika will also give an insight into the curatorial rationale of her current exhibition Drifting Sands as part of this year’s Tarnanthi Festival at the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery.

  • Price: $65 waged. $45 concession. Limited numbers.
  • Venue: Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery (PPRAG) 3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie, Nukunu Yarta.
  • Price includes materials. This is a ticketed event. Bookings essential
  • Saturday 5th February 2022, 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Educators can access this workshop from 10.00am-12 noon at a discount- contact the gallery for the discount code.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to attend.

Contact Tourism Centre for concession bookings. Limited places. Booking is essential .

Stay on after the event to join us for the Launch of Naomi Hobson' Exhibition Launch

This workshop is supported by Port Pirie Regional Council

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Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery

3 Mary Elie Street

Port Pirie, SA 5540

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