Weaving a connection of river-life, from the Murray to the Birrarung.
Glenda Nicholls, Artist and Guest Curator
Accompanying artists: Clair Bates, Donna Blackall, Deanne Gilson, Georgia Macguire, and Bronwyn Razem.
Netmaking came to Glenda from her ancestors in a vision and has inspired this exhibition of river-life, featuring woven nets, baskets, scoop nets, fishing lines, hooks and bird nets. The works demonstrate a continuous and evolving link with techniques passed down through generations of Aboriginal women living in and around South-East Australian waterways. While drawn from functional design, the objects are imbued with a deep cultural significance beyond the practical, weaving a connection across the generations of women still living on river country.
This exhibition is presented as part of the City of Melbourne’s Yirramboi Festival, Melbourne Design Week and the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. The exhibition has been generously supported by Eucalypt Australia.