As a way of conserving their culture the Indigenous women in the Wake Up Time group have been meeting for over eleven years in Casino to learn traditional techniques, share stories and make intricate woven pieces just as their ancestors have done for millennia.
Opening on the 16 September in Casino, the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up space will host a series of creative workshops including a two-hour weaving workshop with the Wake Up Time Women on Wednesday 17 September, which will be a rare opportunity to learn traditional weaving skills using reeds and grasses.
An initiative of Arts Northern Rivers in partnership with Richmond Valley Council the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up aims to champion and foster creative industry practitioners across the region and connect the community with local creatives to share their knowledge in a fun, supportive environment.
Pop into the space on Saturday 20 for a free workshop that will to get the school holidays off with a bang. From 11am big and little kids alike can grab some yarn and knitting needles and help the Lismore Yarn Guerrillas yarn-bomb the streets of Casino with crocheted creations.
On Tuesday 23 September small businesses can take advantage of a free social media masterclass followed by nibbles and networking. The masterclass will be presented by Megan Kinninment who will share her insights from over a decade as a journalist and blogger of crafting and sharing your story for social media.
Details on how to book a place in the Weaving Workshop or to RSVP to Telling Your Story on Social Media go to the Arts Northern Rivers Website (artsnorthernrivers.com.au) or call 6628 8120
Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up
16-25 September 2014
Shop 3, 53 – 69 Walker Street
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