Arnhem Land women teach textile-printing in Melbs

Lucy Yarawanga pictured here from the Bábbarra Women’s Centre. Photo by Ingrid Johanson.

Their hand-printed fabrics and textiles are sold around the world, now the Bábbarra Women’s Centre from Arnhem Land is holding a special one-day workshop in Melbourne to share their knowledge.

The women, from more than 12 language groups in the Maningrida region, create unique fabrics that tell the ancestral stories of their country and cultures.

The fabrics are featured in the Blak Design Matters exhibition. The exhibition, showcasing Indigenous design from architecture to town planning, will be on at the Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square until September 30.

The Bábbarra women’s workshop will coincide with the exhibition and be held on September 8 from 11am to 4pm. All materials are supplied. Cost is $150. For bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=413932&       

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