18 August, 2008

Call - Bonnets & Boats, Sydney

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
Cost: Free
Enquires and bookings: Parramatta Artists Studios on 9687 6090

Further information: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au

1 comment:

christina said...

Free workshop on Saturday 23rd August, 2008

11.00 - 4.00 Lunch provided. Material and cotton, beads and embroidery threads available.

Come along and make a colonial bonnet as part of Roses from the Heart(tm) a permanent public art display for EVERY convict women sent to Australia.
If you have a female convict ancestor you may like to make two bonnets. One to for a keepsake and one for the permanent public memorial to our female convict grandmothers.

45 Hunter Street, Parramatta, right near St. John's Cathedral in the Parramatta Artists Studios. Phone 02 96876090 to book