Exhibition | Weaving Connections by Felicity Chapman (Deadly Weavers)
|From:||Tuesday 06 July 2021|
|To:||Sunday 22 August 2021|
|Time:||12:00am - Tuesday 06 July 2021|
|Location:||Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia|
FREE ADMISSION | GALLERY OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am – 3.30pm | Sunday 1pm – 4pm | Closed Mondays & Public Holidays
Felicity Chapman, aka ‘Deadly Weavers’, is a proud Wiradjuri woman who has travelled from Ngaro and Gia country (Airlie Beach) to participate as Toowoomba’s second feature artist in the Toowoomba Arts Footprint, Artists in Residence Program. Felicity’s aim with Deadly Weavers is to re-vitalise and preserve ancient cultural knowledge, shining a light on the treasured tradition of cultural weaving.
"Cultural weaving provides mob with a powerful way of connecting with and reactivating cellular memories buried deep within DNA and builds a strong sense of identity. Through celebrating and honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weavers and their cultural weaving practice, connections are made with culture and Country and strong, healthy communities are created." Deadly Weavers, 2020.
This exhibition, Weaving Connections, displays works by Felicity and her workshop participants and showcases the weaving and friendships that Felicity has made in Toowoomba’s community throughout the residency.
Exhibition on display 6 July - 22 August 2021
Image: Weaving hands during the ‘Deadly Weavers’ Toowoomba Arts Footprint residency, Toowoomba 2021.
NAIDOC 2021 theme: Heal Country, heal our nation.
Heal Country! – calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.
The Toowoomba Arts Footprint Artists in Residence project is funded by Arts Queensland and South West Qld Regional Arts.
531 Ruthven Street
|Entry charges - Adult||Free|
|Entry charges - Child||Free|
|Entry charges - Concession||Free|
|Entry charges - Family||Free|
|Entry charges - Group||Free|
|Entry charges - Student||Free|
|Contact phone||07 4688 6652|
|Contact organisation||Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery|
|Is food and drink available?||No|
|Are toilets available?||Yes|
|Is there disabled access?||Yes|