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WORKSHOP: SHELL ART  WITH ESME TIMBERY

Esme Timbery with her shell artworks - Photo © IndigenousX 2013

Esme Timbery with her shell artworks – Photo © IndigenousX 2013

As part of exhibition “Scratching the surface” the Alliance Française de Sydney is hosting a special event:

A shell-based art-making workshop with celebrated La Perouse traditional shell-workers Esme Timbery and her daughter Marilyn Russell. Learn from them about the materials and techniques used in the La Perouse shellwork movement, and make your own shell-work art.

Bidgigal artist and elder Esme Timbery is arguably one of Australia’s most significant shell artists. A practicing artist since the 1940s, Esme comes from a long line of shell-workers from the Aboriginal mission community of La Perouse, NSW. In 2005, she became the inaugural winner of the Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize, with her shell-worked Harbour Bridge, and her works are held in a number of public and private collections, such as the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

*** PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT IS CANCELLED ***

 

Venue: Alliance Francaise de Sydney

Date: Friday 30 September

Time: 10.30 pm – 12.30 pm

Prices:
Charges apply
10% discount AF members and students
Free for children accompanying their parents

All materials supplied.

To registerclick here

 

Result of shell workshop with Esme Timbery at Barangaroo Reserve © Barangaroo Reserve Authority 2015

Result of shell workshop with Esme Timbery at Barangaroo Reserve © Barangaroo Reserve Authority 2015

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