Monday, December 18, 2017

Weaving event sees three-year project complete

sadviser July 13, 2011

THREE-YEAR PROJECT COMPLETED… Pictured from left, 17-year-old, Sylvia Warrener from Nathalia with 18-year-old, Kristy Atkinson from Shepparton were two of the participants in the Weaving Sharing Day held during the week. Photo: Julie Moore.GOTAFE’s Koori Education Unit last week hosted members of Greater Shepparton Indigenous Community as part of Weaving Sharing Day at The Connection.
The event was designed as a celebration of indigenous culture and the culmination of a three-year weaving project.
The project had seen participation of 20 indigenous women from across the region and encouraged contemporary expression of weaving techniques traditional to this area.
“Cultural Arts students from GOTAFE worked side-by-side with community members both young and old to regenerate the coil-style of weaving that is traditional to this area,” project co-ordinator, Robyn Thompson said.
The Weaving Sharing Day also launched ‘Weaving Across Walls’ DVD and ‘Weaving Journey’ booklet that provide a retrospective of the journey.
Greater Shepparton City Councillor, Jenny Houlihan joined the celebrations speaking about the proposed Indigenous Weaving Garden for Kialla proposed to sustain the art form by providing a source of material for future weavers.