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Sydney – Finding Your Feet tapestry workshops
17 June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 21 June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Join artists Sayd Abdali and Jane Théau to help us make a tapestry rug during Refugee Week.
The design of the rug celebrates the new lives that refugees begin in Australia.
Sayd Abdali is a master Afghan tapestry artist. He has developed a unique needle to weave his designs through a technique known as punch needling (or tufting). Sayd is an expert in this technique, using it to support his family during 30 years living as a refugee in Iran.
Jane Théau is an artist who includes community art projects (such as this tapestry rug) as a vital part of her practise. She is in the final year of a PhD creating a body of work that combines woven horsehair, bronze sculpture and performance.
Presented in partnership with Settlement Services International.
Free workshops. No bookings required. Suitable for ages 7 and above; all materials provided and no experience necessary.