What's on: Magura (fish) Weaving Workshops

Learn local Aboriginal weaving techniques from Elders and master weavers, passed down for hundreds of generations

Aunty Phillis Stewart and Charlie

Aunty Phillis Stewart and Charlie
Photographer: Laura McBride © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
4 March 2018 to 25 March 2018
10.00 AM to 02.30 PM
Australian Museum, entry via William St
Adult $80, Concession $72 | Member $68 (includes refreshments and museum admission).

Aboriginal people have been weaving for thousands of years. The process is both cultural and social, with a multitude of outcomes. To celebrate our new exhibition GADI and the important animals that sustained Gadigal people in the place we now call Sydney, we invite you to learn how to weave a fish from natural materials.

Led by Elders and master weavers Uncle Steve Russel and Aunty Phyllis Stewart, these unique workshops allow visitors to learn weaving techniques and ecological knowledge passed down for hundreds of generations.

Hear fascinating stories of Gadigal Sydney and take home your own hand-woven fish made with natural fibre!

These workshops are open to beginners, intermediate and master weavers. We will have a 30 minute break for lunch. Bring your own lunch, or purchase from No. 1 William on Level 4.

For enquiries or to ask us about access services, please email programs@austmus.gov.au or call (02) 9320 6311.

This program is part of Weave, our Festival of Aboriginal and Pacific Cultures.


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