I saw an exhibition recently which is remarkable in every way from the woman, Dr Louise Hamby who decided to collect and curate it, to the women themselves, some of them now deceased, who created these beautiful artefacts.
Dr Hamby is an anthropolgist and she has enthusiastically collected and recorded all the exhibits over two decades. This is a touring exhibition so if you are lucky enough to notice it where you are don't miss the opportunity to see it. She was assisted in this by assistant curator Lucy Malirrimurruway Wanapyngu. The exhibition features elaborate fibre work pieces created by women artists from Gapuwiyak in northeast Arnhem Land.The pieces include works made by women of different ages.Dr Louise Hamby from the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, and the Gapuwiyak Community developed this exhibition in partnership with the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. This is a fraction of the beautiful exhibits that were on display, some so delicate and fine that left you admiring this handicraft and hoping to god that some of the women have passed their skills to the next generation.