Jennifer Sharpe, Summer Clouds
Love East Gippsland Tapestry 2016
Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 August
Mallacoota Arts Space, Croajingolong Centre, Mallacoota T: 0408 290 625 | 0427 817 852
Thursday 11 August to Saturday 13 August
Orbost Neighbourhood House, 1 Browning St. Orbost T: 03 5154 1574
Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 August
Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House, 9 Heatherlea Grove, Lakes Entrance T: 5155 2277
Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 August
Great Alpine Gallery Swifts Creek, Great Alpine Rd, Swifts Creek T: 0487 889 683
Love East Gippsland Tapestry events are happening all over East Gippsland in August. Its free to participate - come and weave some East Gippsland magic. No prior knowledge of tapestry weaving is required, the artist will teach basic weaving methods on the spot. Book in with your local venue for an extended session or just drop in.
Renowned tapestry weaver Jennifer Sharpe will travel to East Gippsland in August and over twelve workshop days create a tapestry with members from the community based on a gridded map of East Gippsland. Jennifer has been weaving for over 30 years including 6 years working at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Tapestry weaving is a weft faced weave which is woven on upright looms, an ancient method but very meditative. Jennifer will teach the basic techniques and participants can be a part of the project while learning a new skill. The finished Love East Gippsland Community Tapestry will remain in East Gippsland and over time will be on display at various venues throughout East Gippsland.
This project is proudly supported by East Gippsland Shire Council Arts and Heritage Alliance and Regional Arts Victoria Regional Arts Fund
2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale Victoria 3875
+61 03 5153 1988