Gathered Tides

Gathered Tides

Carclew presents Gathered Tides

Gathered Tides is a brand new interactive installation created for GROUNDED that brings together locally based Indigenous artists in a collaborative and cross-cultural weaving experience that highlights the significance of nurturing land & water. GROUNDED is the brand new pop up Adelaide Fringe precinct in Victoria Square | Tarntanyangga.

Throughout the festival this gathering of Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri and local artists will work together with textile designer Chantal Henley (Nughi / Mununjali) and festival participants to create large woven nets that pay homage to the many Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities that collect, gather & live on country.

The weaving installation will incorporate customary and current techniques, material and styles that Festival participants will have the opportunity to participate with and assist the artists at work. During the development of this interactive installation come and listen to creation stories told by Ngarrindjeri elder Aunty Lena Rigney, and deepen your cultural knowledge through shared stories of how fishing nets and other hunting designs are used in Kaurna culture by the Wiltja with Kaurna elder Tamaru.

This installation embodies this intention providing a contemporary space for cross cultural collaboration and yarning between the artists as well as an opportunity for participants to learn weaving techniques and cultural knowledge from the elders and artists alike.

YOU ARE INVITED to participate in this interactive installation of weaving, story telling and cultural sharing with the artists and elders and contribute to this inspired weavers gathering.

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Contact Details

Beth Ashley-Ward: Manager, Arts Programs
Mon-Fri (Except Thursdays)
(08) 8230 1104