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 Weaving the Waterways: Women and Fishing



This exhibition was inspired by river life and features woven nets, baskets, scoop nets, fishing lines, hooks and bird nets.

It's a major installation of new and existing works by Wadi Wadi, Yorta Yorta and Ngarringeri artist Glenda Nicholls, accompanied with works by friends and fellow artists Clair Bates, Donna Blackall, Deanne Gilson, Georgia Macguire, and Bronwyn Razem.

The works demonstrate a continuous and evolving link with techniques passed down through generations of Aboriginal women living in and around South-East Australian waterways. While drawn from functional design, the objects are imbued with a deep cultural significance beyond the practical, weaving a connection across the generations of women still living on river country.

This exhibition is presented as part of the City of Melbourne's Yirramboi Festival, Melbourne Design Week and the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

This exhibition is supported by Eucalypt Australia.


Koorie Heritage Trust Inc
The Yarra Building
Levels 1 and 3
Federation Square
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

03 8662 6300

Dates and times

11/03/2017 to 14/05/2017

Mon: 10am – 5pmTue: 10am – 5pmWed: 10am – 5pmThu: 10am – 5pmFri: 10am – 5pmSat: 10am – 5pmSun: 10am – 5pm


This is a free event


Not required

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


All ages



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