Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Holland (veni vidi vici)

A couple of other craftster girls and myself are working on the preparations for our proposed exhibition.

Outline snippet:
Australian aboriginals lived off the land for thousands of years, using native flora and fauna for food, building materials, medicine and clothing. By using these plants and animals to represent a traditional European custom, that is Christmas dinner, we seek to stimulate discussion on the place of nature and culture in a European colonised country, while also questioning ideas of patriotism and environmentalism.

Super excited to make things. I am thinking of hand dying fleece tops using natural dyes from Australian plants. I'm intrigued by making my own dyes from native fauna on our farm.

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