Weaving Bridges Project, Guringai Festival and NAIDOC Week event.
Guringai Festival’s theme of Connections is on display in the Weaving Bridges artwork now installed on Queenscliff Bridge.
Artist Karleen Green, who designed the work, has used small and large woven circles to depict tracks, which pass by billabongs, and connect small communities to larger ones. The work reflects our connection to places such as Manly, Dee Why, Curl Curl and Narrabeen lagoons, as well as our ties to each other and to communities up and down the Northern Beaches.
Over 150 people, including local school children, created the artwork in special Yarn to Yarn weaving workshops. The work was guided by members of the Northern Beaches Aboriginal Community, Manly Environment Centre, Northern Beaches Council and Manly Community Centre.
The launch event, on July 4, was attended by more than 200 people, and included a smoking ceremony and dance and didge performance by Ray and Gene from Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo.
Photo wrap-up below, plus much more at Weaving Bridges Facebook.