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Sat: 10.00 to 17.00 // Sun: 11.00 to 16.00


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Join Sharyn Egan for a free workshop, running across both days of Coogee Live, where you will learn binding and wrapping techniques, and help create a beautiful Balga made from simple fibres. This live and interactive art installation will slowly take shape over the course of the weekend and will find a lucky home in the community after the event.
Sharyn Egan is a Nyoongar woman whose arts practice began at the age of 37. The themes of Sharyn’s work are informed by the experiences of her life as a Nyoongar woman and she explores a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and woven forms using traditional and contemporary fibres. 
Her woven works include traditionally styled contemporary forms and baskets, as well as sculptural forms often based on flora and fauna that has totemic significance for the Nyoongar people. She works predominantly in oils, ochres, resins and natural fibres exploring her experience growing up in New Norcia and commenting upon the associated trauma, emotions and a deep sense of loss and displacement experienced by Aboriginal people.