Join Gunditjmara Artist & Master Weaver Bronwyn Razem for a morning of sharing family stories of their cultural tradition of weaving. Learn how to create a Bush Animal with real personality, by sculpturing hay with wool. This art form, inspired by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers, is her favourite!
- This two hour workshop will take place at Blak Dot Gallery, commencing at 10.30am
- All materials, plus tea & coffee provided
- Spaces are limited to 15 participants
- $30.00 plus booking fees
- Following the workshop, participants can stay on to hear the artist talks from the gallery's current exhibition: 'laka-wan ngeerang woorroong'. Talks commence at 1pm, featuring Bronwyn Razem, Vicki Couzens and other exhibiting artists from the show. ‘laka-wan ngeerang woorroong’ is a family exhibition that ‘speaks’ our ‘Mother Tongue’. Through this we will learn, retain and create future use of our language.
Bronwyn was born in Gunditjmara Country, Warrnambool and comes from a long lineage of Traditional Weavers. Bronwyn learned from her grandmother Georgina and mother Zelda Couzens. She has played a vital role in the revival of the Traditional eel trap.
Through her work, Bronwyn acknowledges the importance of maintaining the cultural knowledge behind the weaving and the role this played in times past. Teaching traditional weaving techniques asserts the strength of this cultural practice that was utilised for everyday life.