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Place Makers is an exhibition that includes the work of eight artists who use textiles to investigate history, self, place and identity. The artists use textiles to communicate – their memories and histories as well as a connection to place and the communities.

Artists include: Kay Lawrence AM (SA); Paula do Prado (NSW); Yunuen Pérez; Mu Naw Poe; Bronwyn Razem; Ema Shin; Muhubo Suleiman and Lisa Waup.

Place Makers Open Day is an afternoon of free demonstrations, workshops and talks with the artists on Saturday 16 November 2019, 1-4pm at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.  

Artists Talks

1pm – Lisa Waup will reflect on how her Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander heritage is expressed through basket weaving.

2pm – Yunuen Perez will explore how the Mexican traditional stories of her childhood are illustrated through textiles.

3pm – Ema Shin will discuss how her anatomical and botanical tapestry forms explore cultural heritage, sexuality and femininity.

Drop in Workshops

1–4pm Somalian finger weaving with Muhubo Suleiman and Nudo (Spanish knotting) workshop with Paula Do Prado.


1.30–2pm Bush Animals demonstration with Gunditjmara weaver Bronwyn Razem.

2–4pm Tapestry weaving demonstration with Karen weaver MU MAW POE with talk by mentor Sara Lindsay at 2.30pm.

Place Makers Open Day is proudly supported by the City of Port Phillip.

Place Makers is open until 6 December 2019 at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262–266 Park St, South Melbourne.  Tuesday ­to Friday, 10am – 5pm. / 9699 7885.