Learn traditional weaving techniques from local weavers who have deep connections to Darug Country. On the day you’ll learn to weave a basket from raffia – yours to take home after the workshop.
Sit in to enjoy storytelling from local Elder Uncle Wes. Afterwards explore the gardens and historic house of Elizabeth Farm with free museum entry included with your ticket.
Tarni Eastwood is a Ngiyampaa and Guringai multidisciplinary artist and curator based in Western Sydney. She actively facilitates weaving workshops with community to contribute to the ongoing revitalisation of traditional cultural practices.
Aunty Jules Christian is a Dharug woman who has lived most of her life on Wiradjuri Country. Jules learned weaving with Wiradjuri Elders and community around 15 years ago, and since that time has done community weaving in a correctional centre, local schools and community workshops on both Dharug and Wiradjuri Country. When not weaving Jules studies her PhD through NIKERI - Deakin University and working on family history as a historian of over 40 years.
Jayne Christian is a Dharug woman living on Wonnaruah Country and is a social justice lawyer. Jayne enjoys weaving in community settings and as a meditative practice. Jayne says that weaving is a vehicle to having yarns and sharing in truth-telling with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Jayne and her Mum Jules have worked together on public weaving installations, and have just completed a commission piece for the Australian Museum.
Family: $44.20 (1 Adult and 3 Children or 2 Adults and 2 Children)
Museum entry included with ticket