BEADS OF CULTURE WORKSHOP WITH EVA PONTING – 21, 28 MARCH & 18 APRIL


DISCOVERIING BEADS OF CULTURE – DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

 

You are invited to participate in this exciting project is designed to uncover practitioners of traditional cultural beading skills of the many cultural groups who live within the Goulburn Valley Region Beads of Culture project will start with the bead traditions of local Aboriginal people, led by

well-known Artist; Eva Ponting and expand into other cultures with skilled practitioners of their craft. The outcome will be a large exhibition at Kaiela Arts – opening on 21 June 2018 that will express diverse cultures coming together in a stunningly beautiful & contemporary installation.

 

BEADS OF CULTURE WORKSHOP WITH EVA PONTING

 

Date: –                                 Wednesday March 21, 28, & 18 April
Time: –                                 3pm to 8.30pm
Venue:-                               Kaiela Arts 137-139 High St Shepparton
Age:                                       Adults (older children are welcome accompanied by an Adult)
Tutor:                                   Eva Ponting
Cost:                                      Free – numbers are limited
Bookings Essential:-       Kaiela Arts 58219842 or info@kaielaarts.org.au

 

Jewellery such as necklaces are an extremely important component in Aboriginal culture. Traditionally it was customary for necklaces to be worn by both men and women during ceremonies. Shells, feathers, grasses and reeds, plant seeds and dried fruit, snake vertebrae and various other materials which are found in nature can all be used as beads and adornment. Come along and create some contemporary expressions of an age old tradition.