Come and learn to weave at the Clancestry Festival Ground!
Join in on one of our weaving circles and be immersed in the regeneration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices using recycled materials to create your very own masterpiece. From 2pm to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday, you will spend the afternoon learning how to twist and thread fibres as you sit and yarn with our deadly Aunties and Uncles in a practice that has spanned generations.
Fun and free – no bookings necessary. All materials supplied.
Weaving workshop with Sonja Carmichael
Sat 11 Nov, 11am to 4pm
Sonja Carmichael is a Quandamooka woman from Mulgumpin/Moreton Island and Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island, Queensland. She is of the Ngugi people, one of three clans who are the traditional custodians of Quandamooka, also known as Yoolooburrabee – people of the sand and sea. Carmichael works specifically in the medium of fibre basketry and woven sculptures, informed by her family’s cultural connections to the land and seas of Quandamooka.
Weaving with Uncle Brian Whap
Sun 12 Nov, 10am to 4pm
Uncle Brian Whap is a Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait Islander Elder and cultural educator and expert weaver. Uncle Brian Whap speaks with Freja Carmichael as he shares his knowledge of weaving practices, the use of natural resources and staying connected to his Sea Country.