Possum skin is an essential material in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander craft. Possum skin armbands, like the more well-known possum skin cloaks, hold deep cultural significance for Aboriginal people.
Lee Darroch is a Yorta Yorta, Mutti Mutti, Boon Wurrong woman. She is a renowned visual artist and leader of the cultural revival of traditional cultural practices across South-eastern Australia in particular possum skin cloak making, feather work and coiled basketry. Lee has worked for the past 28 years in Aboriginal community based organisations and is currently Program Coordinator of Banmirra Arts, where she delivers possum cloak workshops across the South-east of Australia.
Image: Lee Darroch – Kangaroo skin armbands © The Artist – Photo courtesy The ArtistWHAT: POSSUM SKIN PRACTICE REVIVAL WITH LEE DARROCH
WHEN: 27/09/2016 (6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
WHERE: Alliance Française de Sydney
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