I sat with Narelle, an Aboriginal woman artist from Tjanpi Desert Weavers who taught me how to weave in their unique way. Tjanpi are a renowned group of indigenous women artists who work with grass fibres to make baskets and sculptures. They had travelled to Sydney from remote desert communities in central Australia for their amazing exhibition at Manly Gallery, KURU ALALA – eyes open.
They tell their stories through fibre sculptures, and dogs are often used as part of the story. The curator of KURU ALALA said that there are always dogs within their communities and often even they know their dogs geneology.
Material: Spinifex Grass (from central Australia), wool