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Ngumpie Basket Weaving 


Contemporary weaver and proud Barkindtji, Yorta Yorta woman, Tegan Murdock finds healing and connection to culture in her art. Join Tegan and her Mum, Margaret for a special, cross-generational basket weaving workshop.

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“I want to use my weaving to break down barriers – so we can sit, connect and learn.”

Tegan Murdock


Bring an ancient art into your own life.

Tegan Murdock learnt the art of weaving from her Mum, and now she passes on this treasured skill through her business, Ngumpie Weaving. Ngumpie in Barkindtji language translates to "Beautiful" - which is what Tegan's grandmother called her. Weaving can be healing, a powerful meditative tool, a chance to connect with other women, and a way to help people come together in challenging times. 

Led by Tegan and her Mum, this instructive weaving circle will be a beautiful opportunity to celebrate storytelling, women's wisdom and the passing down of knowledge. Don't miss this creative and fun workshop that will teach you traditional Aboriginal cultural weaving techniques to create your very own handwoven basket. 

More about...

A proud member of the Barkindtji tribe, Tegan Murdock also belongs to the Yorta Yorta and Dhudaroah tribes. Taught weaving by her mother, she began to create earrings and followed a path of inspiration to start a business, Ngumpie Weaving. “Ngumpie" in Barkindtji means "Beautiful" – which is what her Nanna Shirl used to call her. Now, Tegan creates jewellery and wall pieces, and teaches others to weave in face-to-face and online workshops, school visits and corporate staff development days.

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