A day of fashion, textiles and design
Join Sydney Opera House’s First Nations Creative Learning consultant Annie-renae Winters as through a practical workshop, she explores yarning circle and presentation, First Nations knowledge, and perspectives on textiles, sustainability and fashion design.
Over a day participants are taken on a guided experience looking at how First Nations textile design is guided by First Nations principles. You will explore the dynamic role of First Nations fashion design in telling a story, modern-day dreaming and the passing on of knowledge, by using the environment and its ecosystems, animals, plants and weather patterns to share stories.
Annie-renae and her co-facilitators, will provide a guided space to yarn about these concepts and learn more about the process and meaning behind First Nation art and design.
Deep dive into a presentation that explores some of the most exciting trends for Australian fashion, showcasing First Nations designers. The hands-on experience will look at natural dying techniques and First Nations plant print design based on Annie-renae’s current body of research with local plants and the use of this with fabrics.
You will join on a gathering walk through the Botanical Gardens and are encouraged to bring plant and other natural specimens from home and their garden to use in the workshop.
Presented by Sydney Opera House