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Joyous figurative weavings and baskets by Tjanpi Desert Weavers of Central Australia, woven fish traps by Maureen Ali from Maningrida Arts and brilliantly coloured ghost net baskets from Numbulwar Numburindi Arts of Numbulwar, Arnhem Land in an exhibition that celebrates a central art & craft practice of Aboriginal women for International Women’s Day 2022.
Fibre Fun! focuses on the fibre art of three Aboriginal-owned art centres of northern and central Australia. Fibre art by Indigenous artists has become a major movement within contemporary art. Drawing from a strong tradition of traditional weaving practice, today’s contemporary fibre artists work with their material in an extensive variety of innovative ways, and exhibit their work in major galleries and museums worldwide.
Fibre Fun! was created out of a need for colour and fun as an antidote to the current stressors of the world, as a celebration of Blak joy, women’s art and craft practice, Aboriginal design, innovation and invention, and the beauty and culture these artists bring to our lives. The intricate and time consuming practice of weaving reminds us to slow down in a hectic, fast paced world, to value the beauty of nature, and the sense of community that weaving brings.