WORKSHOP

Weaving Workshop with Sharyn Egan

Weaving Workshop

Through her art, Sharyn Egan explores her personal and cultural relationships to Nyoongar Boodja (country). Her art pieces verify the relationship between places and people, plants and animals, whilst also reminding us of our role as custodians, to care for the natural world.

“In Aboriginal culture everything is connected and equal – all life comes from the same atoms. Humans are not above nature. We live alongside simultaneous beauty and devastation.”

Participants will be able to learn how to weave using natural materials from the bush. You will be able to make a small basket to keep.

Sharyn Egan is a Whadjuk Nyoongar woman born in Subiaco WA.  She is a member of the Stolen Generations; Sharyn was removed from her family at the age of three and placed in the New Norcia Mission until the age of 13. She was never reunited with her parents. Sharyn’s art practice began at the age of 37. The themes of Sharyn’s work are informed by the experiences of her life as a Nyoongar.

 

DATE: Mon 26 Sep 

TIME: 10am-12pm

VENUE: Avon Park

CONTENT WARNING: None 

RECOMMENDED AGE: All Ages 

PRICE: Free

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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