Gadigal Aboriginal Walkabout Tour: Redfern

Aboriginal walkabout, studio visit and weaving session



2 hours Class size 10 to 20 label $70 - $160 ($70 for child 7 - 15, $160 for Adult)


Warami (Hi, Hello, Holla) in Sydney Gadigal Language.

Join me local Gadigal Artist, University Lecturer, Climate Justice Activist, and Master Weaver, Nadeena Dixon for a fun and inspirational two-hour Redfern Gadigal Aboriginal Walkabout Tour.

Walkabout one
We will start our Walkabout tour with a short stroll to a local Native urban plant regeneration site where we will identify various plant species and learn how they were utilised by Gadigal people. We will sustainably gather local fallen fibres to add later into our weavings.

Discover how Gadigal ' Garrigarang ' Traditional (Saltwater) knowledge reflects, Gadigal peoples intimate relationship with the Sydney basin seasonal calendar, which includes the 'Dark Emu' Astrological Creation constellations.

Along the way we will learn some Gadigal language phrases like Warami - Hello, Naa - To see, Ngarra -to understand /listen deeply, connected to Gadigal Peoples history and cultural practices.

Walkabout two: Visit Art Studio no 1
Come along and get an insider peek into the life of a professional practising Contemporary Aboriginal artist, learn about my art practice and what motivates my work. You will get to see my behind the scenes maker space, my art materials, supplies and see where many of my early career works were created which are now housed in various collections.

Walkabout three: Visit Art Studio no 2
Located just a five-minute stroll away we will arrive at my 2nd Professional Art Studio to learn how to twine our own traditional Gadigal Bush string, to tie onto our Sacred Spiral Pendant necklace woven
using our previously gathered fibres, which is yours to take home.

We finish with a delicious Bush Tea made fresh with locally grown Native Tea Ingredients. Along with yummy small treats.

Please note: The group will require a minimum of 10 participants for the workshop to go ahead. If numbers are not available a full refund will be issued.


Knowledge Required
All ages are welcome!
 
What you'll get
A Walkabout Tour of local selected spots, including an Urban Regenerated Native Plant space, Local Gadigal Family History talk, Insider visit to two local Aboriginal Artist Studio's, a beautiful woven Spiral Pendant Necklace to take home, new awareness and appreciation for local Gadigal Sydney Culture.
 
What to bring
A water bottle, comfortable walking shoes,
a hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing, snacks.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Redfern, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher

Nadeena Dixon is the founder and Master Weaving practitioner behind
Djuguma Weaving ,
Nadeena is a Sydney based Gadigal, Yuin and Wiradjuri
Master Weaver and Multi disciplinary artist ,and educator .
Designing specialist Indigenous Cultural Programmes to connect Sydney communities to local First Nations Cultural Practices.
Through her Indigenous Teaching Methodologies , Makers will learn about Indigenous ways of connecting to spirit ,country and community through sustainable practices ,and how we are all interconnected within Aboriginal spiritual Cosmologies.

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