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Making Crafted Objects from Reclaimed Tin

Warakurna Artists beg

Learn from Ngaanyatjarra artists how to repurpose old scraps of tin and transform them into gorgeous decorative works of art, figurines and Christmas decorations. In this workshop you’ll be able to respond to the shapes in found objects and scrap materials brought down from Warakurna community to create your own artworks. You will be using tin shears, plyers, wire and glue to assemble the shapes and then painting them with acrylic paint.

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Carving a Kimberley Wooden Coolamon with an Axe – Mangkaja Artists

Mangkaja Artists beg

Learning directly from Nyikina artist Johnny Nargoodah, you will acquire the unique skills of hollowing out and shaping a wooden coolamon, a traditional carrying vessel used by Aboriginal groups across Australia. Using native wood sourced from around Fitzroy Crossing, artists Johnny Nargoodah, Wes Maselli and Trent Jansen will share the specific techniques required to make your own Kimberley coolamon.

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Jewellery for Beginners

Jill Parnell beg

Create your own textured ring while learning traditional jewellery making techniques. Discover different ways of soldering and how to size, form and texture metal.

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Kimberley Creature Myths with Rita Minga: Drawing and 3D Collage – with Mangkaja Arts

Mangkaja Artists beg

In this experimental drawing and 3D collage session you will hear from Kija-Walmajarri artist Rita Minga about several of the major creature mythologies in the Kimberley. As Rita describes the creatures, participants will create their visual interpretations, selecting from a range of drawing, collage and assemble materials and sharing outcomes at the end. This fun short workshop allows you to learn about rich cultural heritage of the Aboriginal people from WA’s Kimberly in a hands-on way.

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Aboriginal Fibrecraft: Hair Spinning –with Mangkaja Arts

Mangkaja Artists beg

Spinning human hair to create string and belts is an important traditional Aboriginal fibre technique. Learn from Kija-Walmajarri and Gooniyandi artists from Fitzroy Crossing how to spin hair into strands of string which can then be used for weaving and other purposes. Men and women both welcome in this demonstration and workshop.

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