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Portage: Shelter – Weavers Walk

Presented in Season 2 2019

Presented by Arts House
as part of
Refuge 2019: Displacement

Sat 31 Aug, 10.30am
90 mins
Free, bookings required

A Welcome to Country ceremony will be held just prior to this event

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne


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The walk will travel across gravel, soft grass and footpaths. There will be no seating for this event.
Auslan interpreted

What can we learn from each other, our environment and about ourselves? Starting with a Welcome to Country at Arts House and then proceeding on foot to the Royal Park grasslands, join the City of Melbourne Park Rangers, the Portage creative team and six intercultural master weavers from different Indigenous backgrounds as we share and discover the elements growing in our local natural environment that might be used as food for nourishment and materials for building in the future.

 Shelter – Weavers Walk is part of Portage, a series of workshops, installations and walks as part of Refuge 2019.

Portage: Raft Workshop
Sat 24 – Wed 28 August

Portage: Flotilla
Sat 31 Aug – Sat 7 Sep

Portage: Shelter – Weaving Workshop
Sat 31 Aug

Lead artist: Jen Rae,  Mittul Vahanvati and Munir Vahanvati, Giant Grass
Master weavers: Vicki Kinai, Bronwyn Razem, Dr Vicki Couzens, Kirsten Lyttle, Abshiro Hussein, Muhubo Sulieman

Supported by – This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and supported by The Venny; Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre; North Melbourne Language and Learning; Kensington Neighbourhood House; Museums Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through the Park Rangers – Parks, Property and Waterway, and Arts House
Image by – Jen Rae