Fascinating Creatures Workshop | with artist Sharyn Egan

Fascinating Creatures Workshop | with artist Sharyn Egan

This event has been cancelled. The Art Gallery of WA apologises for any inconvenience.

Join Sharyn Egan for a free workshop where you will learn binding and wrapping techniques, and design a creature made from natural fibres in a joint Propel Youth Arts WA and AGWA Learning event.

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About the artist

Sharyn Egan is a Nyoongar woman whose arts practice began at the age of 37. The themes of Sharyn’s work are informed by the experiences of her life as a Nyoongar woman. Sharyn works in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and woven forms using traditional and contemporary fibres. Her woven works include traditionally styled contemporary forms and baskets, as well as sculptural forms often based on flora and fauna that has totemic significance for the Nyoongar people. She works predominantly in oils, ochres, resins and natural fibres exploring her experience growing up in New Norcia and commenting upon the associated trauma, emotions and a deep sense of loss and displacement experienced by Aboriginal people.