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    Tapestry of Culture - Pacifica Jewellery making workshop

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    Pacifica Jewellery making workshop  

    In this workshop, Master Weaver, Aunty Vicki Kinai,  will guide participants in a journey of introspection and creative expression, offering a respite from the noise of social media and the hectic pace of modern life. Attendees will be encouraged to reconnect with themselves, finding solace and simplicity in the act of crafting.  

     Participants will engage in the artistry of Pacifica techniques, like tying, wrapping, stringing, beading, knotting, twisting, and weaving, to craft personalized jewellery pieces, including necklaces, earrings, headbands, rings, and bracelets. Materials are provided.  

    Join this workshop to create your own jewellery and enjoy the collective experience of crafting.  

    Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and be part of the movement towards a more conscious and stylish future. 

    About the artist  

    Aunty Vicki Kinai, a Master Weaver residing in Melbourne, Australia, proudly carries within herself the cultural heritage of her homeland, Papua New Guinea (PNG), particularly the rich Melpa traditions of the Hagen people in the Western Highlands. Rooted in her upbringing, these timeless customs and rituals remain integral parts of her identity, shaping her daily life and providing a profound sense of connection and belonging. 

    As a custodian of the Melpa culture, Aunty Vicki is dedicated to both practicing and sharing its unique artistic expressions, which serve as sources of healing and joy. Embracing the ethos of sustainability and authenticity, she utilizes locally available materials in her weaving endeavours, ensuring that the essence of her traditional artistry resonates authentically with those who engage with it. 

    In the crafting of jewellery, Aunty Vicki relies on the power of imagination and intuition, allowing the envisioned end product to guide her selection of materials and techniques. Free from the constraints of sketches, models, or digital previews, each creation is an organic manifestation of creativity and cultural heritage, imbued with the spirit of tradition and innovation. 

    What will be provided  

    Rafia, shells, feathers, flux, beads, buttons, cotton rope, string/nylon, and wool etc.  

    Anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult. 

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