Country holds layers of memory : we memorialise our countries with indigenous materials and patterns : connecting with our histories beneath
Join us during NAIDOC week to immerse yourself in the bush dyed silks and products of the Nargoodah family. These emerging bush dye artists are from the remote and endangered community of Jimbalagudnj, in the Kimberley Western Australia. They collect barks, leaves and rusty metals to create sumptuous colour and markings on cloth that are unique in Aboriginal art. The ladies will be telling the story of their journey in learning this artform and about the country from which it springs.
Desert Bush Medicines and Bush Dyes
Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture as we transform the beauty of country into bush dyed art. Walmajarri/Nykina women from Jimbalagudnj (an endangered community 100 kms south west of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia) will be introducing you to learning in the cultural way and sharing their wisdom about natural Kimberley dyes.
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.
And...be prepared for a magical day.....