Sunday, 30 June 2013
Monday, 10 June 2013
Monday last week may have been a public holiday, but it was a busy day in our art centre. Leslie and Rick Allen (Ng Council, Dept of Development & Training) came to teach us all about leather making.
The really exciting thing about this day was that it was the first time since we have been re-opened that the young men in Irrunytju have worked in our art centre. We hope they will come again!
Everyone who participated in the one day workshop learnt hand stitching techniques and by the end of the day had made a belt for themselves. We are very thankful to our CDEP Trainer, Chris Pickering for organizing this day and look forward to Rick and Leslie coming later in the year for more workshops.
Sunday, 2 June 2013
For the last two weeks we have been enjoying the company of Adelaide-based ceramic artist, Sunshine March. She has been teaching us about simple pottery techniques for making wira (bowls). Everyone had a go! We made a pit fire for firing our wira but we are also going to enjoy it on cold desert days!!