Weaving Water Stories

Kurrawa Park, Festival 2018, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

From the salt water, to the fresh water, Weaving Water Stories celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weaving practices and contemporary stories of water through a large-scale outdoor installation at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach as part of Festival 2018, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The collaboration brings together six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weavers from South East Queensland to northern New South Wales. Each artist uses unique techniques that have been inherited over countless generations. The sculptural works are inspired by family anecdotes and cultural knowledge involving water.

Artists: Donna Page, Sonja Carmichael, Hannah Gutchen, Kim Williams, Kylie Cardwell and Sylvia Nakachi.

Curator: Freja Carmichael
Designer: Lisa Sorbie-Martin
Project manager: Amanda Hayman, Blaklash Arts Management

Install image, Kurrawa Park, Gold Coast. Kylie Caldwell Jullum Nyabay Gilamahla (Fish Water Journey) and Kim Williams, Wollombi - meeting of the waters. Image courtesy of Amanda Hayman.

Install image, Kurrawa Park, Gold Coast. Kylie Caldwell Jullum Nyabay Gilamahla (Fish Water Journey) and Kim Williams, Wollombi - meeting of the waters. Image courtesy of Amanda Hayman.

Wish for Water interactive installation, Kurrawa Park, Gold Coast.

Wish for Water interactive installation, Kurrawa Park, Gold Coast.