Creative Women in Focus
Creative Women in Focus is Duldig Studio's new series of talks with Creative Women, Inspired by our current exhibition SLAWA modernist art + design, and our own creative woman – Slawa Horowitz-Duldig.
From printmakers to embroiderers, weavers to dressmakers this is an opportunity to hear some very creative women talk about their lives in art and design, their practices and the challenges and pleasures of the creative life.
Indigenous weaver and sculptor Bronwyn Razem will be the fifth speaker in our Creative Women in Focus series on 23 February. Aunty Bronwyn is from Gunditjmara country ( around Warrnambool) and teachers traditional weaving skills to education groups and the public as well as maintaining her own art practice. Both her mother and her grandmother were traditional weavers. She also works on collaborative art projects with communities.
She has been involved in the revival of the traditional eel trap, and her eel trap with emu feather work earned her the Acquisitive Award in the Victorian Indigenous Arts Awards. Her work is in the collections of the National Museum Australia in Canberra, the Art Gallery of Ballarat and was exhibited in the 2017 Sovereignty exhibition at the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne.
As a representative of Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini's—four of Victoria's most prominent Indigenous female artists—Bronwyn was selected to attend the Festival of Pacific Arts in 2016.
Her practice, Mirrnong Minnie is based in Torquay.
Image: Giant Echidna, made with Kindergarten students from Camberwell Girls Grammar.
2019: 23 February, 23 March, 27 April, 25 May.
Creative Women in Focus is supported by the City of Stonnington