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CONNECTED: Contemporary Ngarrindjeri Weaving


Robert Wuldi,  Wire Kuranji basket , 2018, approx. 800 meters of galvanised wire, 40 x 30 x 23cm (exc handle), 62.5 x 30 x 23cm (inc handle).

Robert Wuldi, Wire Kuranji basket, 2018, approx. 800 meters of galvanised wire, 40 x 30 x 23cm (exc handle), 62.5 x 30 x 23cm (inc handle).

CONNECTED offers a snapshot of contemporary weaving practices by Ngarrindjeri artists from Murray Bridge to Meningie, Victor Harbour to Raukkan. Intricately woven from a range of materials (sedge grass, raffia, jute, galvanised wire and feathers), these works are grounded in cultural traditions and respond to modern social and cultural concerns.

Artists: Ellen Trevorrow, Phyllis Williams, Robert Wuldi, Cedric Varcoe, Deb Rankine, Elly Wilson, Alice Abdulla, Joe Trevorrow, Hank Trevorrow, and Ngarrindjeri Weavers Collaborators.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week, the diverse weaving practices featured in CONNECTED - together with Cedric Varcoe’s vibrant paintings in the concurrent exhibition NGARRINDJERI RUWE - highlight the profound cultural connections that Ngarrindjeri people have with their lands and waters, ancestors and stories, as well as each other.

This exhibition was brought together with the valued assistance of Di Gordon, Cultural Program Manager, Country Arts SA.