What's on: Holding Space, Weaving Place

Join Aboriginal Community members to weave together knowledge, experiences and stories through the shared creation of a yarning stick. 

Yarning Stick

Yarning Stick
Photographer: Unknown © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
Date:
28 May 2017 to 30 May 2017
Time:
Sunday 28 May — 10am to 1pm (3hrs); Monday 29 May — 12pm to 4pm (4hrs); Tuesday 30 May — 12pm to 4pm (4hrs)
Location:
First Australians Galleries, Australian Museum
Admission:
Free after General Admission

Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) at the Australian Museum
 

Reconciliation Week is about fostering unity and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. It is about respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and valuing justice and equality for all Australians. Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on these relationships.

Holding Space, Weaving Place would will see Museum visitors come together with Aboriginal community and staff to weave together knowledge, experiences and stories through the shared creation of a yarning stick.

This program will be lead by Milan Dhiiyaan, including Wailwan and Yuin man Millmullian (Laurance Magick Dennis), Wiradjuri/Ngemba woman Nyimirr (Fleur Magick Dennis) and Wiradjuri Elder Aunty Gail Manderson. Aunty Gail teaches Wiradjuri language, culture and heritage in local schools through storytelling, art and weaving. Aunty Gail is a prolific weaver and has baskets in international collections and the Australian Museum.

This activity is part of Reconciliation Week and is an opportunity to build unity and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

“It’s not our differences that divide us, it is our inability to recognise, accept and celebrate those differences” — Audrey Lorde.

FREE after museum entry, no bookings necessary.

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