Yirran Miigaydhu

Cement Fondu, Yirran Miigaydhu Weavers exhibition. Photo by Maria Boyadgis

Exhibition: Saturday 17 August – Sunday 13 October 2019
Opening: Saturday 17 August | 2pm – 4pm

Yirran Miigaydhu meaning “many women” in Dharawal language pays respect to Elders, past present and emerging. Yirran Miigaydhu began in 2015 as a women’s weaving program for Aboriginal women in South West Sydney to connect and embrace knowledge. Knowledge of culture to share and pass on; knowledge to recapture and knowledge that can empower.

The group meet once a month at Campbelltown Arts Centre and are led by established weaver and artist Aunty Phyllis Stewart. The group learns weaving in traditional and contemporary methods with natural fibres and grasses such as Lomandra and vines which are harvested in the surrounding area.

These meetings provide a space for women to connect through conversation, sharing stories, interweaving women’s business and wellbeing with creativity. Yirran Miigaydhu is the group’s third exhibition for 2019 and brings together woven works by each member. Presented in conjunction with the Marama Dina exhibition these new works converse and reflect on the important relationship between country, plants, seasons, rivers and the ocean – embodying connection and embracing knowledge.