Sonja Carmichael and Shirley Macnamara: Land and Sea


Deadline:5th September, 6:30 - 8:30pm

oin artists Sonja Carmichael and Shirley Macnamara at the UQ Art Museum for a circle weaving workshop. Using natural fibres, ghost nets, and reclaimed materials, you will learn new skills and create your own work of art.

Working expansively in the medium of fibre, Sonja Carmichael’s basketry and woven sculptures reflect her family’s spiritual connections with the land and seas of Minjerribah. She draws inspirations from the many stories connected to Quandamooka traditional woven bags and explores materials and techniques to continue the making of them today. Carmichael also uses the diverse lost and discarded items that are washed up on Minjerribah’s shoreline, which she unravels to create new forms. Weaving is central to understanding Carmichael’s deep-rooted connectedness to Country.

Shirley Macnamara is an Indjilandji/Dhidhanu from the upper Georgina River basin. She is a nationally famous painter, sculptor and fibre artist. Shirley was raised in Camooweal in far western Queensland and on pastoral properties throughout the Barkly Tableland region. She is strongly committed to the protection and promotion of her people’s Aboriginal heritage.

This workshop is presented in conjunction with the UQ Art Museum’s current exhibition ‘Shirley Macnamara: Layered threads’.

FREE. Places very limited.
RSVP essential 
Please give up your ticket if you can’t make it.

The University of Queensland Art Museum acknowledges the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund for supporting this project.

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