Tayenebe Weaving

Aunty Girlie and Verna Nichols Photograph: Lucia Rossi Aunty Girlie and Verna Nichols
Photograph: Lucia Rossi

Celebrate Indigenous cultures at Queensland Museum South Bank with Tayenebe Weaving.

This special one day event complements the exhibition, Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women’s Fibre Work. The craft of Ancestors will be demonstrated through the making of traditional kelp water carriers. This unique cultural practice developed only in Tasmania.

Craftswomen from Tasmania will share stories about making fibre work and what it means to them, drawing on connections that Tasmanian Aboriginal People have with land and sea.

Through this event and exhibition, women relive tradition and revitalise the sharing of culture with museums and their visitors. Become part of this unique experience and opportunity to share in the true spirit of tayenebe.

Meet the Weavers

On Saturday, October 9, 2010 Queensland Museum South Bank will be visited by Tasmanian Aboriginal artists, Verna Nichols and Leonie Dickson.

Verna Nichols (left) and Leonie Dickson at Marrawah. Photograph: George Serras, NMA Verna Nichols (left) and Leonie Dickson at Marrawah
Photograph: George Serras, NMA

Verna and Leonie invite Museum visitors of all ages to share their experiences, techniques and materials through demonstrations of making traditional kelp water-carriers.

Sessions at 11:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm. These drop-in sessions are free.

View more about the tayenebe project and exhibition on the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery website.

Tayenebe is a Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery travelling exhibition. This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia.

Photographer: Anne O’Connor Photographer: Anne O’Connor

Photographer: George Serras, NMA Photographer: George Serras, NMA

Photographer: George Serras, NMA Photographer: George Serras, NMA

Photographer: George Serras, NMA Photographer: George Serras, NMA

Event Details

Dates
09 October 2010
Location
Tayenebe exhibition, Level 4
Cost
Free
(Bookings required for groups). Places may be limited.

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