Ceramic artists from both Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre and Erub Arts came together for an artistic exchange recently at Muulga near Cardwell. Recognising the importance of cultural exchange amongst Queensland Indigenous artists, the workshop entailed a week of activities, cultural and professional development. Respected artist Janet Fieldhouse a Queensland based ceramicist was the facilitator for the workshop and Len Cook a master ceramicist from Townsville also shared his skills and knowledge with the artists from both centres. The project recognizes the affinity both these Indigenous art centres have with ceramics and clay, and was made possible by Ernabella Arts and funded through the Indigenous Language and Arts Program.
Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre hosted the ceramics workshop and were joined by Erllarose Savage, Racy Pitt and Jimmy Thaiday along with Lynnette Griffiths from Erub Arts. The week follows on from the Clay Stories exhibition organised by Sabbia Gallery and artist exchange at the JamFactory in Adelaide.
Main image credit: Erub and Girringun Artists with Janet Fieldhouse and Lynnette Griffiths. Image: Lynnette Griffiths and Erub Arts