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‘Our Stories’

This was an exhibition at Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery as part of the 2015 Stretch Arts Festival

A new partnership in 2015 between Janet Holmes a Court Collection, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery and the Stretch Arts Festival, a selection of vibrant textiles from the collection focused on the art of storytelling by artists through their work. Many of the artists were aboriginal women from Warburton and had taken part in workshops with artist Sujora Conrad to learn to skills in the creation of large scale felt works.






‘Our Stories 2’

Sujora Conrad was invited to come to Mandurah to run a series of workshops with  local aboriginal women, in response to this concept of ‘sharing stories’ through large scale felt works. The workshop was held at the Murray Districts Aboriginal Association in March 2015, and 5 women took part. Gloria Kearing, Karrie-Anne Kearing, Sharree Kearing and Catherine Kenyi. The final artworks were exhibited along-side the works from the Janet Holmes a Court Collection, and created a strong sense of pride and accomplishment with the women who took part.