Workshops

Meeting Place

Circular creations

Learn about the cultural tradition of weaving and the different techniques that were passed down to Aunty Bronwyn through her family of traditional weavers and create a colourfully woven pendant and twined necklace.

Sourcing, Collecting, Weaving

Native Grasses

Ideal for those wanting to make a cultural connection to nature and immerse themselves in a day of cultural indulgence. Aunty Bronwyn will take you out bush to source and collect grasses and prepare these for weaving. We'll sit together, yarn and connect whilst making baskets. At the end of the day, we'll leave as family.

Cultural Protocol

About Integrity, Respect and Indigenous Control

What are protocols? Protocols are appropriate ways of interacting with Indigenous artists and Indigenous communities and using Indigenous cultural material. They encourage ethical conduct and promote interaction based on good faith and mutual respect. Responsible use of Indigenous cultural knowledge and expression will ensure that Indigenous cultures are maintained and protected so they can be passed on to future generations.

Indigenous protocols arise from value systems and cultural principles developed within and across communities over time. Agreeing to comply with the accepted protocols of other cultural groups promotes interaction based on good faith and mutual respect, thus encouraging ethical conduct.- Australia Council for the Arts

Respect -The rights of Indigenous people to own and control their heritage, including Indigenous images, designs, stories and other cultural expressions such as weaving, should be respected.

Indigenous control -Indigenous people have the right to self-determination in their cultural affairs and the expression of their cultural material. 

Using Indigenous cultural material Styles and imagery The Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts board statement on visual arts encourages Indigenous artists to examine their own styles of art, rather than copying the styles or images from other regional groups. Certain styles of ceremonial painting originate from particular regions. For instance, rarkk (cross-hatching) is recognised as art from Arnhem Land, and has origins as ceremonial art. Arnhem Land artists find it offensive to see their ceremonial styles copied by other Indigenous artists, or non-Indigenous artists, with no attachment or belonging to these styles. It is also offensive to copy images of creation beings such as Wandjinas and Mimis without proper claim under Indigenous laws. Indigenous artists are encouraged to develop their own distinctive artistic expressions and draw on their particular cultural heritage.

 

https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/workspace/uploads/files/visual-protocols-for-indigenou-5b4bfce4b0333.pdf

 

https://aiatsis.gov.au/research/ethical-research/guidelines-ethical-research-australian-indigenous-studies

Bush Animals

Sculpting hay with wool

Inspired by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Aunty Bronwyn will teach you how to sculpture hay with wool to create a Bush Animal with real personality! A light-hearted workshop with a good laugh about all the funky creatures that are being created.

Cultural Immersion

A multiple day weaving journey

Bespoke experiences that run over two or more days.

Terms & Conditions

Payments, Cancellations, Additional charges & Photos

Payment

We require a 50% deposit 14 days prior to workshop commencement to confirm and secure your booking. The remaining 50% is due upon workshop delivery.

 

If you need to cancel your workshop/event

If you want to cancel your group booking and it’s more than 14 days before the start date, we can offer a transfer to the same workshop on an alternative date. If cancellation is within 14 days of your workshop, we're afraid we are unable to offer a refund. We do appreciate that sometimes-unforeseen circumstances may mean that some of the participants can’t attend so we are happy for you to send along others to take their place. All communication regarding cancellations and/or changes need to be put in writing.

 

Our right to cancel a workshop/event

Should we need to cancel a workshop/event due to unforeseen circumstances, we will aim to give you as much notice as possible of the cancellation and offer you an alternative date. If a suitable date cannot be found for the workshop, your fee will be refunded in full. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for travel or other costs.​

 

Additional charge for long distance travel

For travel over 1hr, an additional fuel charge applies.

Additional cost for overnight stay

If long distance travel requires an overnight stay, we may request you to organise and pay for accommodation.

Photographs

Photos and videos may be taken at our workshops/events. Please notify us at least 14 days prior to arrival, if you do not wish to have your images published or shared. Please email: mirrnongminnie@gmail.com.

Sista Baskets

Women-only

A beautiful women-only workshop that celebrates the coming together of two parties. Ideal for hens' nights, coming-of-age celebrations, birth blessings, women's circles and creative gatherings with girlfriends.

Online Weaving Circles

Zoom meeting

Our wonderful online Weaving Circles have been connecting people from all across the continent and the world through the tradition of weaving. 

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle

Ashmore Arts, Torquay  

Bronwyn Razem   |   ABN 37 738 486 846

Katja Nedoluha |  ABN 35 83 34 61 762

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