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Museum Workshops: First Nations - Weaving

Background of weaving with text on top reading 'Museum Workshops: First Nations' 

First Nations Peoples’ knowledge of weaving techniques and pattern making has been passed down generation to generation. However, continued interruption by colonialism has resulted in disrupted or broken cultural knowledge.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists continue to develop innovative ways to connect, revive and adapt these ancient techniques to create new textiles, with new meanings.

Join a range of artists at the museum and learn about First Nations history as they take you through their history and cultural impact for yourself.

Upcoming Workshops

  • When: Sunday 18 October 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm (Sold Out)
  • Price: Adults, $85 per person
  • Where: Level 4 of the museum, Inventory

Suitable for ages 16+

Join Quandamooka artist, Elisa Jane Carmichael in this workshop and learn how to weave your own basket using the technique of ‘coiling’. Through weaving colourful fibres and threads of raffia, you will learn how to shape your own vessel with the opportunity to take it home.

Gain a rich understanding of weaving as a practice to Elisa, the Quandamooka People and the Minjerribah and what this place means. The workshop will reveal some rich heritage/ history with cultural links that will provide the stimulus for a range of weaving responses.

This is a COVID-Safe event with limited capacity.

Included in your workshop:

  • Weaving to take home
  • Opportunity to see Elisa’s work at Threads before the workshop

Please note, this session is sold out. Please check our events calendar for future events.

Interested in learning more? Check out Threads now open on level 2 of the museum. Find out more here

About the Artist

Elisa Jane Carmichael is a multidisciplinary artist who honours her salt-water heritage by incorporating materials collected from Country, embracing traditional techniques, and expressing contemporary adaptations through painting, weaving, and textiles. She comes from a family of artists and curators, and works closely with her female kin to revive, nurture and preserve cultural knowledge and practice.

 Image of Elisa Jane Carmichael 

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Event Details

18 October 2020, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Level 4 INVENTory
$85 per person

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