Phyllis Stewart and Steve Russell

Aboriginal Weaving / 10am- 12.30pm, Sat Aug 19, 2017

$80.00

or make 4 interest-free payments of $20.00 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

  • Aboriginal Weaving / 10am- 12.30pm, Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • Aboriginal Weaving / 10am- 12.30pm, Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • Aboriginal Weaving / 10am- 12.30pm, Sat Aug 19, 2017
  • Aboriginal Weaving / 10am- 12.30pm, Sat Aug 19, 2017

Phyllis Stewart and Steve Russell

Aboriginal Weaving / 10am- 12.30pm, Sat Aug 19, 2017

$80.00

or make 4 interest-free payments of $20.00 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

+ 10.00am – 12.30pm
+ Hosted by Phyllis Stewart and Steve Russell
+ 12+ years
+ All materials provided

Learn to weave traditional Aboriginal forms with natural grasses such as lomandra and sedge with master weavers Phyllis Stewart and Steven Russell.

Using a range of materials and techniques, Phyllis and Steven will teach you how to make functional and decorative, sculptural woven forms.

Phyllis Stewart, painter, drawer, shellworker and weaver was born in Berry, NSW, in 1954 and shares family connections with both the Dharwal and Yuin communities of the south coast of NSW. Phyllis also has an unbroken connection to country through her mother’s Armidale ancestry and her "father’s father's people" of the Wallaga Lake region. There are close links with the Aboriginal community in La Perouse – the only Sydney suburb where Aboriginal people have maintained their territory from settlement until today and one which is famous for its traditional shell work. Stewart’s talent as master weaver and maker is testimony to a rich and creative childhood spent helping adults harvest, weave and value-add from nature, observing and studying animal and plant life – a response to her Home country playing out directly in her art.

Steven Russell, a Bidjigal weaver, drawer and painter is the son and great great grandson of La Perouse shellworkers Esme and Queen Emma Timbery. Steven has been weaving for thirteen years as well as making Aboriginal tools, canoes, paintings and possum skin coats.