Posted: October 3rd, 2012
Dolls and Yarning is an exhibition of dolls created by Yamaji parents, grandparents and young people in Geraldton and Northampton, Western Australia.
The exhibition comes after a series of doll making skills were learnt and shared in workshops during the year, that included yarning about family, learning, culture, play and education. As the creative process unfolded these inanimate objects came to life as the dolls and yarns became closely stitched together while Aboriginal ways of teaching and learning were explored, honoured and celebrated.
The exhibition runs until 5 November at the WA Museum Geraldton, Batavia Coast Marina.
Dolls and Yarning has been developed and presented by Western Australian Museum Geraldton in partnership with the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre. The Dolls and Yarning project is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) through the Parental and Community Engagement (PaCE) program.
For more information contact the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre on 08 9921 4477