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  • Blak Dot Gallery 33 Saxon Street Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)

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. Bookings can be made with payment details and arrangements for those interested.

Proudly supported by: Arts Victoria

Later Event: 4 March