BONNETS & BOATS BY CHRISTINA HENRI - ART RE-TELLING CONVICT WOMEN’S STORIES
Bonnets & Boats will re-connect convict women’s history and their stories to the English settlement of Australia. It will engage descendants of convict women transported to Australia and allow them to tell their stories handed to them from generation to generation. Christina Henri will be running a series of cloth bonnet making workshops with descendants of convict women from the local community in Parramatta. These bonnets will feature in the exhibition at Parramatta Artists Studios and other exhibitions spaces across Australia. Each bonnet will commemorate the life of a convict woman.
When: 5 September – 10 October 2008
Workshops: 11am – 4pm, 16 August, 11am – 4pm, 23 August and 11am – 4pm, 6 September 2008 (Max 20 per workshop, bookings essential).
Where: Parramatta Artists Studios, 45 Hunter St Parramatta
Enquires and bookings: Parramatta Artists Studios on 9687 6090
Further information: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au