Speaking with the River - Citizen Science School Holiday Workshop
Weaving Nyangbal yarns of the Richmond River | Jugan Dandii Weavers
Date: Thursday 15 April 2021
Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm
Where: Missingham Park Ballina (Near the Skate Park). Meeting point : on grassed area in front of performance stage. Own transport to and from location essential. (Wet weather location: Ignite Studios 60 Crane St Ballina).
Ages: All Ages - Family friendly school holiday event
A special family focussed school holiday program, join local weavers Tania Marlowe and Deb Cole from Jugan Dandii who will teach hand weaving techniques and riverside Nyangbal yarns, for participants to learn about introduced and natural fibres of the local area and how they can be prepared and used to make a small sample fish trap.
Tania and Deb will demonstrate and use a variety of local endemic and native fibres with some introduced fibres to adapt to a contemporary version of a fish trap or small sample fish trap, and explore adaptation of practice to a changed environment. This technique may lend itself to exploration of other basketry forms including food gathering bags. This riverside workshop is a unique opportunity for community of all ages to connect to country with Aunty Tania and her riverside yarns, sharing local Nyangbal Culture of Ballina.
Bookings are essential to attend this event. Due to NSW Government Covid-19 Health requirements attendance is strictly limited to ticket holders only. Individual attendee names must be provided at time of booking. All attendees will be required to sign in using the Service NSW sign-in resgister.
This project is supported by Create NSW’s Audience Development Fund, a devolved funding program administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.