Nyoongar Fibre Creatures with Sharyn Egan (2022)


Head down to Fremantle’s sunny West End to visit the beachside exhibition, create crochet shapes with a leading artist, and learn the perspectives behind a Sculpture at Bathers artwork.

WHEN: 2PM - 4PM, Saturday 26 February
WHERE: Artsource, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle 
COST: Artsource member - $25, non-member - $35


Join Sculpture at Bathers 2022 artist Sharyn Egan for her Nyoongar Fibre Creatures workshop this summer!
Learn how Sharyn uses contemporary materials to tell traditional stories, and explore binding and wrapping techniques to sculpt a local animal significant to Nyoongar people.

  • WHERE: Artsource, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle - 5 minute walk or 2 minute drive from Bathers Beach
  • WHEN: 2PM - 4PM, Saturday 26 February
  • COST: Artsource member - $25, non-member - $35
  • MATERIALS: provided
  • AGES: 8+

Light refreshments provided.
Please note this workshop will take place on the third floor of a heritage listed building, and is accessible only via stairs.

Sharyn Egan is a painter, weaver and sculptor. As a member of the Stolen Generation who grew up in the New Norcia Mission School, much of her work is a commentary on her life as a Nyoongar woman and the associated trauma, emotions and deep sense of loss and displacement experienced by Aboriginal people.

In recent years Sharyn has been awarded several prestigious and prominent public art commissions, at the new Perth Stadium, on Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Sqaure and the Scarborough Beach Redevelopment. She is a frequent exhibitor and invited artist at Sculptue by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe.
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This event would not be possible without the support of the RISE (Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand) Fund.