The weavers of Groote Eylandt were determined that the COVID crisis wasn’t going to hold them back.
They had been selling their work successfully through the Anindilyakwa Art Centre, but switched to doing instructional tutorials on Zoom when the pandemic struck. The women were delighted when people from around the world joined in. It was a striking example of finding an innovative way to adapt to the worldwide lockdown.
They will launch a weaving kit for sale during October Business Month. The art centre’s reputation grows by the year. A bush-dyed fashion collection of original garments was recently acquired by the Bendigo Art Gallery. Another successful initiative is recycling debris from the beach to make pieces of unique art.
Aly de Groot, coordinator of Anindilyakwa Art Centre, will present at October Business Month in Darwin.
Date: Thursday 29 October
Time: 10am to 10:15am
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, 116 The Esplanade, Darwin.
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