Selling Yarns 3

Weaving the nation's story

 

Conference dates: 28 February - 3 March 2013

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Saturday, 2 March 2013 – Associated activities

The weekend following the conference program sees a vibrant exchange of tradition. Associated activities on Saturday bring together a number of exhibitions, talks and demonstrations in and around Canberra, including visits to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre and Canberra Glassworks. These activities allow an informative and hands-on approach to learning about Indigenous textile craft and design. Activities include a floor talk by curator Dr Louise Hamby and co-curator Lucy Wanapuyngu for Women with Clever Hands and a Hot Shop glass-blowing demonstration by renowned Indigenous local artist Jenni Kemarre Martiniello.

Time Presentation
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Murumbung Yurung Murra Cultural Tour
Tour: Experience Ngunnawal Country at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service Aboriginal Rangers. Take a short walk to Hanging Rock, view the wetlands and join in the cultural activities and talks around the campfire at Ribbon Gum amphitheatre. Gain an insight into how Ngunnawal people managed the landscape and learn about this important meeting place. Participate in activities such as rope making, using natural materials.

Venue: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
Address: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, off Paddy's River Road, via Cotter Road (Weston Creek) or Point Hut Crossing (Gordon).
Admission:Free. Bookings essential. Please register online.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Story Weave
Exhibition: An exhibition featuring works in a range of media including glass, mixed media on canvas, ceramics, photography, fibres, textiles, screen prints on paper by artists Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Jenny Dries, Alison Hoolihan, Joyce Graham, Lesa Reed and Lyndy Delian.

Venue: The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.
Address: 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan.
Admission: Free.
Note: Exhibition dates 20 February – 16 March.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Shimmer Desert Landscapes
Exhibition: An exhibition of desert landscape paintings from the desert regions of Australia. Exploring the various techniques depicting power and energy, with the shimmering effect of optical illusion and movement on flat painted surfaces including artworks by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, George (Hairbrush) Tjungurrayi and Graham Tjupurrula. The desert artists interpret their dreamtime stories and intimate knowledge of the land to produce spectacular, lively artworks representing country, rich in bush food and sites of Indigenous cultural practice. Symbols in desert art include waterholes, meeting places, animal tracks and sacred ceremonial sites. The exhibition explores the meaning of Aboriginal art symbols and celebrates our Indigenous culture.

Venue: Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery.
Address: 19 O'Hanlon Place, Gold Creek Village.
Admission: Free. Wheelchair access. Parking at door. ACTION buses 51, 52, 951, 952.
Note: Exhibition runs from 3 February to 24 March 2013.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Glass Weave 2: Jenni Kemarre Martiniello
Exhibition: An exhibition of hot blown glass objects inspired by traditional Aboriginal eel traps, fish traps and dillibags

Venue: Canberra Glassworks, Engine Room.
Address: 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.
Admission: Free.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Rhyme and Reason
Exhibition: A survey featuring work by delegates attending the Canberra Basketry Gathering 2013. Rhyme and Reason brings together works by weavers from around Australia, and is a satellite exhibition of the Basketry Gathering which will be held for the first time in Canberra in 2013. Rhyme references not only to the poetic intentions of makers but also suggests the repetitive processes that result in ordered constructions. Reason implies the application of intelligence and logic in the makers' resolution of formal, technical, material and aesthetic considerations in creating their works.

Venue: Belconnen Arts Centre.
Address: 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen.
Admission: Free.
Note: Exhibition runs from 1–24 March 2013.

10:30 am Jenni Kemarre Martiniello
Artist's talk: Exhibition floor talk by artist, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello

Venue: Canberra Glassworks, Engine Room.
Address: 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.
Admission: Free.
Note: Exhibition runs from 3 February to 24 March 2013.

12:30 - 4:30 pm Jenni Kemarre Martiniello and team
Demonstration: Hot Shop demonstration. Watch Jenni and her team make glass canes and 'woven' hot blown glass objects.

Venue: Canberra Glassworks, Engine Room.
Address: 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.
Admission: Free.

12:00 am - 6:00 pm Women with clever hands: Gapuwiyak Miyalkurruwurr Gong Djambatjmala
Exhibition: An exhibition of fibre work made by women from Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella) in Arnhem Land. This work encapsulates a history of fibre practice from classical twined baskets to the most recent animal sculptures.

Venue: Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery.
Address: Level 1 North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City.
Admission: Free.
Note: Exhibition dates 7 February – 16 March.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Dreaming by Tracey Deep
Exhibition: An exhibition of sculpture and installations by Sydney artist Tracey Deep, who has been working as a floral sculptor for the last 20 years. Her practice has evolved into environmental art, working with used, industrial, organic, discarded, pre loved and discontinued materials. Revelling in the natural world, Tracey's works reflect a poetic play of light and shade, earth textures and sensual forms, inspired by the essence of nature.

Venue: Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
Address: 137 Reed Street, North Tuggeranong.
Admission: Free.
Note: Exhibition runs from 2–31 March 2013.

3:00 pm Lucy Wanapuyngu, Walinyinawuy Guyula and Kathy NyinyipuwaGuyula
Demonstration: Demonstration of fibre techniques by women from Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella) in Arnhem Land.

Venue: Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery.
Address: Level 1 North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City.
Admission: Free.

4:00 pm Louise Hamby and Lucy Wanapuyngu
Curator's talk: Exhibition floor talk by Curator, Dr Louise Hamby and co-Curator, Lucy Wanapuyngu. There will be drinks and canapés following on from the curator's talk.

Venue: Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery.
Address: Level 1 North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City.
Admission: Free.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Weaving Circles
Exhibition: CIT Yurauna Centre students and community exhibition features recycled weavings of cotton and wool, fibre and fabrics, crystals, shells and feathers on bicycle wheels.

Venue: AIATSIS foyer.
Address: Lawson Crescent, Acton.
Admission: Free.
Note: Exhibition runs from 11 February – 12 March 2013.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Telling stories on Fabric
Exhibition: This exhibition showcases Indigenous textile art from the women of Maningrida in Central Arnhem Land.The work of these textile artists depicts many different stories. These stories relate to the landscape, dreaming stories, bush foods and bush crafts from 'on country'. The variation in subject matter of these pieces reflects the different cultural identity of the women stemming from the many language groups in the region.

Venue: Foyer Gallery, School of Art Gallery, The Australian National University.
Address: Building 105, Ellery Crescent, Acton.
Admission: Free.
Note: Exhibition runs from 19 February – 9 March 2013.

The Australian National University, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, National Museum of Australia

Selling Yarns 3 is a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government.