ArtLab | NAIDOC Week 2024 - weaving with Claire Felicia Agale

Sat 13 Jul
ArtLab | NAIDOC Week 2024 - weaving with Claire Felicia Agale

ArtLab | NAIDOC Week 2024 - weaving with Claire Felicia Agale

In recognition of NAIDOC Week (7-14 Jul 2024), renowned weaver Claire Felicia Agale leads this very special workshop where you will learn about the twining method of weaving.  

The technique you'll be using is an adaptation of the weaving style drawn from Claire’s Torres Strait Island heritage & family connections in the Northern Territory. Claire has adapted this specialist technique to make the workshop open to both beginner weavers as well as those looking to build on their existing skills. We will use raffia as it is readily accessible for participants to continue their weaving journey at home.

Seats are strictly limited to ticket holders, so be sure you register your interest to secure your spot today!

Children must be accompanied by an adult or carer and cannot be left unsupervised at any time, thank you for your understanding. 

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist, image of the artist holding the award-winning basket for the Trinity College Faith & Art Prize 2022.

Sat 13 Jul
The Studio - HOTA Gallery
1 hr
Free, registration required.
Sat 13 July - 10:15am & 11:30am

#Artist Bio

Claire Felicia Agale is a Meriam woman descended from the Torres Strait Islands.

Primarily working in natural fibre weaving, raffia weaving & jewellery, Claire is recognised for her contemporary weaving & body informed, organic sculpture. Her passion for weaving & her ancestral home is reflected in her jewellery. The inclusion of baroque pearls in her work pays homage to the rich pearling history of the Torres Strait islands. Claires artist practice is heavily influenced by her family, the environment & First Nations culture. Claire has won art awards & has exhibited her work in group exhibitions, Skyweave, Bleach Festival (Gold Coast), Swell (Gold Coast) Griffith University, University of New Caledonia & as a returned artist for the South Stradbroke Indigenous Art Camp held annually on the Gold Coast. In addition to exhibition work, Claire facilitates weaving workshops that support her strong belief in cross cultural sharing, collaboration & lifelong learning

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ArtLab (for kids aged 5-16) and Little ArtLab (under 5) are held monthly at HOTA Gallery. Creative kids can explore big ideas while working with professional artists and artist educators, while creating an artworks and participating in art-based activities inspired by HOTA's current exhibitions.

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