[TimorLesteStudies] Weaving Life exhibition - Melbourne

Australia-East Timor Association aetamel at aetamel.org
Tue Dec 4 19:54:49 EST 2007

For those who missed 'Weaving life' last Sunday there are more opportunities
to view the exhibition during December.

* Weaving Life: Heru Ini Lafu *

A Journey into community and the woven art of East Timor

This exhibition merges stunning photography and contemporary Australian Art
with East Timorese hand-weaving to create a visual celebration of two
distinct cultures. This integrated exhibition will tantalise your senses and
shed new light on the history and culture of East Timor.

*Opening - Sunday 2nd, December 7.30 pm at Fitzroy Gallery, 274 Fitzroy St,
Fitzroy, Melbourne.

* The exhibition continues at 'Borderlands' from Tuesday 4th until Friday
21st December.

Borderlands Co-operative at The Augustine Centre
2 Minoa St, Hawthorn, Melbourne
Melway Map 45 E-11
Tel: (03) 9819 3239

* Contributing artists:
- Sally Gray
- Jorge de Araujo
- ETWA Members
- Fatima Almeida
- Carmelita Gomes

'Haru inu Lafu' - means 'Weaving life' in Makalero, the language of the
Iliomar region in the south eastern highlands of East Timor. For people in
this isolated community, the art of weaving is integral to social life and
plays a vital role in ritual and ceremony. Through the medium of
hand-weaving. ETWA volunteers work to help women weave sustainable
communities in East Timor.

This project has been organised by East Timor Women Australia (ETWA).
For further information please refer to the ETWA website:

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Australia-East Timor Association (AETA)
PO Box 93
Tel.: 61 3 9416 2960
E-mail: aetamel at aetamel.org

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