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One Day Pine Needle Waeving Workshop with Glenda Nicholls

Arts Culture and Music , Family Friendly At Eaglehawk Town Hall 2 Peg Leg Road, Eaglehawk VIC 3556, Australia

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On May 20, 2018
10:30am - 4:00pm Save to calendar

Glenda Nicholls was born on the verandah of the Swan Hill District Hospital in 1954 in Wemba Wemba country. Glenda is multiclanned and recognises her Waddi Waddi/Yorta Yorta and Ngarrinjeri descendants. Glenda's craft reflects the continuity of her family storyline, the story of her elders and ancestors and the connection between the past and present. Weaving is her connection to country. During her childhood she watched her mother and grandmother crochet, knit, sew and work on traditional crafts such as feathercraft and weaving using suitable plants found around the local area. Glenda blends these rich personal experiences and an extensive knowledge of local Indigenous crafts into her contemporary sculptural artworks. 

In 2015 Glenda was awarded Victoria’s richest Indigenous art prize, the Deadly Art Award: 2015 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, for her life-size woven sculptural work, A Woman’s Rite of Passage. She was a showcase artist in the Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10 Weaving Stories, which was a major collaborative installation of fibre art created by indigenous weavers from many Murray River nations. Glenda recently curated the exhibition Weaving and the Waterways: Women and Fishing, which was exhibited at the Koorie Heritage Trust in 2017 and can be seen at the Mildura Arts Centre throughout April this year. 

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