Weaving Circle Workshop
With Sonja and Freja Carmichael
08 July 2017
Join artists, curators, and Ngugi women belonging to the Quandamooka People of Moreton Bay, Sonja and Freja Carmichael, for an afternoon of weaving and yarning. Workshop participants are invited to join the weaving circle, learn basic techniques, and share stories.
Sonja and Freja come together to share their knowledge and experiences surrounding weaving, textiles, and their identity as Aboriginal women. This event is part of the IMA’s NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
Please note that if minimum numbers are not reached this workshop will be cancelled. Participants will be notified of cancellation 72 hours prior to the workshop date and refunded accordingly.
Participant Cancellation Policy
Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop will be fully refunded.
Bookings cancelled within a week prior to the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund.
Unfortunately, we are unable to refund bookings cancelled within 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop.
Freja Carmichael is a curator and arts worker who draws inspiration from her cultural heritage and community. She is passionate about the preservation and promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fibre practices and collaborative curatorial approaches. She recently curated Gathering Strands, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fibre exhibition at Redland Art Gallery (2016) and co-curated Art of the Skins, Possum Skin Cloak Making cultural revival project at the State Library of Queensland (2016). Carmichael is alumni of The Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Leadership Program at the National Gallery of Australia and has completed a Masters of Museum Studies at the University of Queensland. In 2015 she received an Australia Council for the Arts emerging curatorial fellowship and in 2016 was selected as the National Gallery of Australia’s International Indigenous Arts fellow to undertake a residency at Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Sonja Carmichael is a Quandamooka woman and a descendent of the Ngugi people, one of three clans who are the traditional custodians of Quandamooka (southeastern Queensland). Sonja mainly works with fibre, exploring traditional and contemporary techniques of weaving, reflecting her family cultural connections with the land and seas of Minjerriba.