Bilum weaving workshop with Aunty Vicki Kinai

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Bilum weaving Bilum weaving

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Date:
Thursday 26 September 2019 01:00 pm until Thursday 26 September 2019 04:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Art Institute
5444 7272; lai@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Aunty Vicki Kinai
Type of Event:
Public
Cost:
no charge

Recommended for Ages12+ (Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult)

About this event:
Learn bilum stich and about Papua New Guinean weaving from Aunty Vicky Kinai as part of the Interwoven Project at LAI.

Aunty Vicki Kinai says:
“Every piece I create tells a story, that connects me to people, place and land, whether it is a story about my current homeland of Australia or my birthplace of PNG. Every creation has relevance and connection.

As a migrant I believe in sharing weaving and stories with people as well as listening to their stories. Through these engagements people connect, share, laugh, learn or just observe!


I believe the way to celebrate culture is to “teach your culture and learn others cultures”
My home land of Papua New Guinea is known for its thousands of traditional cultures. I realised I could share one tradition and that is weaving bag we call Bilum, using a traditional technique. . I call it a “Figure Eight” weaving! As a weaver, I have designed my own format to teach it, and I have been using this format quite successfully!


I am committed to the preserving this tradition and in endorsing “bilum weaving” as an art form no matter where I am in the world.”

This workshop is presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Emerge Cultural Hub, Bendigo for the Interwoven project.

About Interwoven:
Presented by La Trobe Art Institute in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria, Bendigo Emerge Cultural Hub, Interwoven is a cross-cultural & trans-generational weaving collaboration. Part workspace, part exhibition, Interwoven will bring people from diverse backgrounds together through the process of weaving.


Check out other Interwoven events: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/art-institute/programs-and-events

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