Come take part in this Lei Making Workshop and Exhibition as part of the upcoming Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival
Saturday 8th March / 1-4pm
Saturday 15th March / 1-4pm
Full: $70 for 1 session / $120 for 2 sessions
Concession: $50 1 session / $80 2 sessions
Lei making carries not only a blessing and tangible beauty, but also represents the giving of time and love as each one is hand-woven with care. Across the Pacific garlands fashioned of entire flowers, buds, seeds, nuts, plant fibers, leaves, ferns, seashells, or flower petals with each country having a specific name. Many modern Pacific celebrations include the giving and receiving of leis in various forms, including recent adaptations of the flower/plant lei. Non-traditional materials such as cloth ribbon, sequins, cellophane wrap, curling ribbon, wool and lollies are often used to fashion leis in various forms today. Weaving Facilitators Shona Te Hau (Aotearoa/NZ), Kui Taukilo (Niue), Vicki Kinai (PNG) and Kirsten Lyttle (Aotearoa/NZ/Australia) will offer workshop participants the opportunity to learn 4 different styles of Lei’s, artists will draw on traditional Pacific weaving techniques.
Workshop participants will be asked to contribute to a Lei wall installation as part of ‘A Circle to Weave In’ exhibition. The launch will be on the 27th March 2014.
For more information please contact the gallery. firstname.lastname@example.org Bookings can be made with payment details and arrangements for those interested.
Proudly supported by: Arts Victoria