A project of First Nation weaving workshops with Ronnie Jordan from Culture on the Move.
Woven Together will deliver twelve workshops across the six STA local government areas. Six with First Nations mob and community and six workshops with small schools in our area.
Woven Together will develop skills in weaving with a highly skilled First Nations artist, raising the capacity of First Nations groups by forming strong partnerships with STA and local councils.
Woven Together workshops may consist of Traditional Doll and Animal Making and or Traditional Weaving techniques as negotiated with each host school of organisation.
Participation in a Woven Together workshop provides people with an understanding of how First Nations culture is very much alive and relevant. By using both traditional and modern materials students gain knowledge and understanding of a long-used practice
Please contact STA about hosting a Woven Together workshop at your school or group. Email [email protected]
STA Box Galleries
The project will also see the installation of STA Box galleries, 4 micro galleries installed in council foyers and community spaces across the STA region. The STA Box galleries will host a series of rotating exhibitions including works produced through the Woven Together project.
Find out more about the STA Box Galleries.
About Ronnie Jordan and Culture on the Move
Veronica (Ronnie) Jordan is a Kalkadoon Pitta Pitta woman and has been teaching and sharing her culture for many years.
Ronnie is a proficient educator specialising in traditional Indigenous games, traditional painting techniques, traditional weaving, bush animal making (Inspired by the Tjanpi Weavers) and sharing her expertise in traditional plants and their uses.
She has facilitated Aboriginal cultural workshops to people ranging from children to the elderly, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members. Teaching traditional weaving techniques to other Aboriginal women helps reclaim our knowledge and reinvigorate our culture.
Ronnie is a qualified professional weaver currently delivering weaving workshops to government, community groups, schools and festivals. By teaching the cultural techniques of weaving it ensures this traditional skill continues for generations to come.
Ronnie teaches various art mediums in workshops to government, community groups and schools. These workshops provide participants with an understanding of Aboriginal art, its meaning and its importance to our ongoing culture. A hands-on experience empowering participants with a sense of connection, as it was designed to do thousands of years ago.
This results in the audience experiencing and sharing in an important aspect of our culture, whether it is children experiencing it for the first time or Elders reminiscing about an element of their youth.
The Woven Together is supported by the Regional Arts Fund through Regional Arts Australia supported by Regional Arts NSW.
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we create, live & work.
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