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Ngumpie Weavers’ Wall Hangings

With Tegan Murdock

Weaving workshop

Join First Nations artist Tegan Murdock to design a wall hanging and learn about Aboriginal basket weaving techniques, story and connecting to culture.

In the Centre for Creativity | Sydney Opera House Presents | Workshop

"I use weaving as a way to connect back to culture while living."
 
Tegan Murdock, Barkindtji, Maraura, Yorta Yorta, Duduroa woman
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An afternoon of weaving, story and culture

The ancient art of weaving has been used as an Indigenous method to create food tools, baskets, fishing nets and skin cloaks for warmth for centuries. Over the years, weaving has also been used for ceremonial purposes and is now used extensively in fine arts and craft contexts.

Led by First Nations Artists, you’ll get to learn the fundamentals of Aboriginal basket weaving techniques in a session of story and connection to culture while you design a wall hanging for your home. Artist Tegan Murdock will lead the first of our design-led creative explorations that allow you to discover weaving as a form of meditation for the mind, body and soul.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Meet the Artist...

Tegan Murdock, Barkindtji, Maraura, Yorta Yorta, Duduroa woman

"My beautiful Mum Margaret taught me to weave several years ago. I started weaving earrings and then kept creating new pieces as the inspiration came to me. I now create jewellery and wall pieces as well as teach others to weave in face to face and online workshops, school visits and corporate staff development days. 

I want my weaving circles to help break down barriers between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. I hope I can help educate and contribute to a more peaceful world where our children can all walk as one, hand in hand, no matter their skin colour or cultural identity.

Ngumpie in Barkindtji means ‘Beautiful’ – this is what my Nanna Shirl used to call me when I was younger. I wanted to keep this shining through my work."

 

 

Tegan Murdoch headshot

Venue Information

The Centre for Creativity will adhere to a maximum capacity of 1 person per two square metres, in line with the current NSW Public Health Order. 

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice). 
  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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