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Printed textiles from Bábbarra Women's Centre Maningrida, Arnhem Land

Reception: 12 May 2017 6:00pm
Duration: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:30 - Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 17:00
Location: ANU School of Art & Design Foyer Space

The Bábbarra Women’s Centre is a meeting place for more than 12 language groups in the Maningrida region. Established in 1989, the centre provides a place to share knowledge and ideas. The women at Bábbarra design and produce exquisite hand-printed textiles that are sold world-wide. Each length of fabric is unique and tells the ancestral stories of Arnhem Land country and cultures. The designs are bold and elegant, but they are more than designs: these designs tell the stories of the lives of the Bábbarra women.

Deborah Wurrkidj
Helen Lanyinwanga
Susan Marrawarr
Abigail Namunjdja
Elizabeth Kandabuma
Sonia Namarnyilk
Belinda Kuriniya
Linda Gurawana
Jennifer Wurrkidj

Image courtesy of the Bábbarra Women’s Centre

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