Lot 19 will be transformed into an applied student residency, allowing weavers from different regions to explore, discuss, and exchange knowledge associated with the traditional practice of weaving. The artspace has invited members from the Dja Dja Wurrung Clan and Aboriginal weavers from the Peppemenarti community in the Northern Territory to come together to collaborate over a woven dialogue.
* Open Day: Wednesday 12th September. All welcome.
* Official opening: Friday 14th September, 4 pm at Lot 19.
Materials, techniques and stories will be shared with an outcome of skills development and artistic production. Coil weaving techniques seen across Australia began in central Victoria and is now a common weaving technique used in communities across Australia, including Peppimenarti. This historical passage of knowledge will be explored and discussed as the weavers sit side by side and weave. Natural dyes, grasses and sand palm will be brought in from the various regions to celebrate country, its diversity and its uses in Aboriginal culture from the past and its place in contemporary Australian art.
Weaving, in all its laborious processes and its underrepresented position in contemporary art, will be celebrated and promoted for its fine art and cultural significance.
A two-week exhibition highlighting the woven process and displaying the collaborative outcomes will complete the residency and provide a public outcome for the broader community of central Victoria. An exhibition catalogue will convey the premise of the residency and help frame the concept of communities set apart geographically but connected through art and tradition.
Residency begins on the 6th of September with a formal welcome on the 7th, running through to the 13th.
Symposium Weaving Connections
A full day symposium hosted by Jodie Goldring, Saturday 15th September.
Where? Lot 19 | 937 Castlemaine, Vic, 3450.
When? Wednesday 12th September, 2018