The Resource The South-East: : the importance of place and 'tradition' in Indigenous fibre work from south-eastern Australia, Lindy Allen and Lola Greeno

The South-East: : the importance of place and 'tradition' in Indigenous fibre work from south-eastern Australia, Lindy Allen and Lola Greeno

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The South-East: : the importance of place and 'tradition' in Indigenous fibre work from south-eastern Australia
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The South-East:
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the importance of place and 'tradition' in Indigenous fibre work from south-eastern Australia
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Lindy Allen and Lola Greeno
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eng
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The public profile of Indigenous women fibre craft workers overshadowed by the notoriety of painters from Central Australia, the Kimberleys and the Top End; the work of Indigenous women from south-eastern Australia remains relatively unknown despite the long history of specialised practitioners in this region; classic fibre forms in the weaving tradition and their association with place and family; flexible nature of the medium allows for individual expression and creativity; collection of plants from specific areas reflects the artists connection to the land; different strengths and textures of each plant type; traditional use of mats and fibre rafts; distinctive forms and their association with particular places; basket making adapted to appeal to Europeans; trading baskets and artefacts; acknowledgement of the generations of Indigenous women who have been committed to teaching others and the continuance of an Indigenous fibre practice; view of traditional forms as being cultural pieces whereas more expressive works are given recognition; addition of materials such as shells; Yvonne Koolmatrie seen as pushing the boundaries of the medium and redefining notions of Indigenous fibre work through her inspired spirit and animal figures; Koolmatrie as taking on the crucial role of mentor and role model
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Allen, Lindy
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non fiction
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1946-
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Greeno, Lola
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  • Wandon, Jemima
  • Karpany, Louisa
  • Johnson, Kitty
  • Hood, Ellen
  • Alberts, Frances (Fanny)
  • Smith, Fanny Cochrane
  • Truganini
  • Hart, Connie Alberts
  • Sailor, Grace
  • Edwards, Sharon
  • Trevorrow, Ellen
  • Koolmatrie, Yvonne
  • Kartinyeri, Doreen
  • Nicholls, Lettie
  • Bonney, Christina
  • Hamm, Treahna
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The South-East: : the importance of place and 'tradition' in Indigenous fibre work from south-eastern Australia, Lindy Allen and Lola Greeno
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The South-East: : the importance of place and 'tradition' in Indigenous fibre work from south-eastern Australia, Lindy Allen and Lola Greeno
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