Still sweating from submitting her PhD, Jelina, will be working with her mentor, Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, at the Artlands 2021 conference (or ‘gathering’, as folks like to call it) on Wednesday September 1. They’ll be making weaving magic and presenting a workshop about Ngarrindjeri weaving which will start shortly after the Wednesday morning opening. It’ll run all day and folks are invited to drop in any time. Its presented by Country Arts SA.
Artlands is Australia’s largest regional arts gathering. This year, because of Covid, the Artlands 2021 conference will be delivered in five locations across Australia. The one that Jelina and Aunty Ellen will be at is being held at at Fabrik in Lobethal on Peramangk and Kaurna land, in the Adelaide Hills. It runs over Wednesday, September 1 and Thursday, September 2 from 8.30 am both mornings.
The theme for 2021 is ‘The Space Between – Conversations about Practice through the intersection of people and place’. Over the two days a very full program will be presented that ‘helps art workers and artist move into the future through place-based creativity, cultural tourism best practice and First Nations knowledge’.
There’ll be presentations from many luminaries about Indigenous knowledge systems, future-thinking, learning from nature and community arts and cultural development. Workshops and activities include weaving, sound meditation, poetry, fire talks and First Nations-led conversations on design, language and ‘critiquing’ art.
I’ve included this link too, so that you can download a pdf of the full program