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    Aboriginal Bracelet Weaving Workshop

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    Join us during NAIDOC Week and learn the art of weaving in a hands-on experience with local Ngumpie Weaving. Connect with First Nations culture, explore your creativity and learn the traditional weaving methods used in making a raffia bracelet.

    Take home your completed bracelet.

    This workshop is for children and youth aged 8+

    Free. Bookings required, limited places.

    All raffia materials provided.

    Two workshops available on Wednesday 10 July:

    • 10 - 11.30am, Mona Vale Creative Space Gallery, above Mona Vale Library
    • 2 - 3.30pm, Manly Library

    Library programs terms and conditions apply.

    Enquiries: 8495 5028 or

    Tegan Murdock, Ngumpie Weaving (pronounced Numbpie): I am a proud member of the Barkindtji tribe originating from Coomealla, Lake Victoria and the Mungo regions from my mothers ancestors. While also belonging to the Yorta Yorta and Dhudaroah tribes originating from the Shepparton area from my father’s ancestors. I feel a deep sense of gratitude every time I weave. Weaving wasn’t something that was around when I was younger, my elders faced a lot of trauma from colonisation, they feared sharing culture so a lot of knowledge has been lost. I want to use my weaving to break down barriers – so we can sit, connect and learn about each others journey while learning about my beautiful culture at the same time.

    2024 Weaving Stories: The 2024 Weaving Stories workshops, as part of the Gaimariagal Festival, provide a platform for participants to learn traditional weaving techniques in a hands-on experience, allowing you to connect with Culture in a meaningful way, while also expressing your own creativity and appreciation for the art form. Overall, the Weaving Stories workshops offer a blend of cultural learning, artistic expression, and community engagement, making them a valuable and enriching experience for all participants. Whether you are a seasoned artist or a novice, these workshops provide a welcoming space to learn, create, and celebrate First Nations Australia Heritage.

    For more information on adult workshops, visit Weaving Stories Workshops.

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