Weaving Culture Through Community Contemporary weaver and proud Barkindtji, Yorta Yorta woman, Tegan Murdock finds healing and connection to culture in her art.
Join Tegan for a special weaving workshop, where you will learn the basic techniques you need to weave a basket. Weaving has been used for thousands of years for healing.
A powerful meditative tool that can help you stay grounded and connect with your community. By the end of the workshop you will have a woven basket and a deeper understanding of the wonderful art of weaving. “I want my weaving circles to help break down barriers between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.
I hope I can help educate and contribute to a more peaceful world where our children can all walk as one, hand in hand, no matter their skin colour or cultural identity” – Tegan Murdock No experience is needed and all materials will be supplied.
Date: 26 June
Time: 12:30AM - 2:30PM
Location: Neutral Bay
Cost: $70 (10% discount for members & concession)
Tegan is weaving new stories using traditional ways from her ancestors. She is a proud member of the Barkindtji tribe originating from Coomealla, Lake Victoria and the Mungo regions from her mothers ancestors. While also belonging to the Yorta Yorta and Dhudaroah tribes originating from the Shepparton area from my father’s ancestors. “Ngumpie in Barkindtji means ‘Beautiful’ – this is what her Nanna Shirl used to call her. “I use weaving as my healing and medicine, to connect to culture and to share this special craft with the world. I wanted to grow my business to showcase our culture and to make sure this beautiful craft is kept alive.
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