Emuly the Gathering Emu
Traditional Arm Band Weaving
11am Wednesday 11 November 2020
Emuly the Gathering Emu represents three generations of women creating and sharing their culture together. Emuly’s founder Angela says “weaving is a big part of our culture, it is a practical and meaningful art, a tradition passed on from our ancestors. The connection I have when creating these masterpieces is pride and love for my culture, so to be able to share these with others is a gift.”
Angela is a proud Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta and Kamilaroi woman. She has worked alongside traditional owner Richie Allan (Ngunnawal custodian) and other organizations in Canberra and Gilgandra NSW teaching the tradition of coil basket weaving and children’s cultural activities.
Her work tells stories about family, friends and belonging. Each woven vessel is crafted using traditional techniques infused with modern and native fibres to give the baskets a contemporary yet traditional aesthetic.
Cultural arts allows Angela to find a balanced lifestyle between her spiritual connections and wellbeing. On a personal note and a spiritual level, Angela says, “my artworks allow me to bridge the gap between my faith and my cultural beliefs. Each individual artwork’s progress and achievements are like a stitch in the tapestry of my life.”