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SHELL-BASED ART-MAKING WORKSHOP WITH ESME TIMBERY AND MARILYN RUSSELL

A shell-based art-making workshop with celebrated La Perouse traditional shell-workers Esme Timbery and 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.

Image: Esme Timbery and Marilyn Russel – “Sydney Harbour Bridge” 2013 – Shell, velvet, fabric, glitter and craft – Photo courtesy IDAIA

WHAT: SHELL-BASED ART-MAKING WORKSHOP WITH ESME TIMBERY AND MARILYN RUSSELL
WHEN: 30/09/2016 (10:00 am - 12:30 pm)
WHERE: Alliance Française de Sydney

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