Come and learn from the original creators of Aboriginal Shibori. We build our creative community in the Aboriginal way just as we do in Jimbalagudnj – listening to stories as we watch and learn about bush dyes and techniques to make marks on cloth – taking time to deeply listen to see and understand each other.
You don’t need to bring anything as we will provide dyes and silk on the day – feel free to bring small samples of cloth to test in the leftover dye
Ivy Jonian Nargoodah
Walmajarri/Nykina woman Ivy Nargoodah is known for her bush dyed silks from local plants and bush medicines that she finds in her endangered community of Jimbalagudnj in the Kimberley, Western Australia. There she wraps fabrics with rusted metals to make finely detailed wearable artworks.
She is also a skilled block maker and printer, taking her inspiration from culture and country. Ivy is one of nine creative siblings in the Nargoodah family who paint and make artefacts, leatherwork, animation, seed jewellery and carved boab nuts.
Ivy aims to teach younger family members and community across the Fitzroy River Valley her skills to give them something positive to do and to earn money when they leave school. She also teaches to school, tourist and women’s groups in Fitzroy Crossing and the surrounding Kimberley area.
She will be teaching with her sister Bianca Nargoodah - a painter, block printer and emerging bush dye artist - and sister-in-law Margaret Albert, who makes seed jewellery and bush dyed scarves...
A WONDERFUL DAY OF MAGICAL MARK MAKING AND STORY TELLING