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Lola Greeno

Program Officer, Aboriginal Arts, Arts Tasmania


Lola Greeno is a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman born on Cape Barren Island. She is renowned for her shell necklaces, which are integral to her Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage. The craft highlights the significance of women’s cultural practice in Tasmania. Lola's shell necklaces have been exhibited throughout Australia and overseas including the 2004 Athens Olympics. Lola continues to develop new work. In 2007 she directed and produced Our marerlopeter - Our Story a DVD filmed on Flinders Island that focused on the practice of six shell necklace makers. Lola is the Program Officer for Aboriginal Arts with Arts Tasmania. This role enables her to work across local, state and national levels advocating Aboriginal arts and speaking about projects that successfully sustain culture.

Lola's shell necklaces are held in major public institutions throughout Australia and several private collections in Europe, USA and Asia.

See also: Abstract of Lola Greeno's paper:
Tayenebye: Tasmanian Aboriginal women's fibre work workshops and touring exhibition