Harvesting Traditional Knowledge Workshop
13th - 15th May 2013
The Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) in partnership with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, Yirrkala, and the University of Melbourne, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation are offering a unique opportunity to attend an on-country workshop at the Yirrkala Art Centre in May 2013.
Over two and a half days, the workshop will focus on the production and conservation of Aboriginal art and craft and encourage two-way learning between Indigenous knowledge holders, and participants with an interest in the care and conservation of Indigenous cultural material. Participants will have the opportunity to visit harvest sites and learn from senior artists and community elders about the collection and preparation of traditional materials for bark painting, Larrakitj and pandanus weaving.
Packages to attend this rare on-country event are expected to cost around $2000 + flights. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, so keep an eye out for further information and a call for expressions of interest coming soon.
A further workshop will be held at Mowanjum Arts (Derby, WA) in October 2013.