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Weaving meaning into an art project

November 12, 2019

A colourful wall hanging on display at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery is a reminder that creating can also be about caring.

Polly Montgomery of Sunburnt Treasures received an Empowering Our Communities grant through Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network to hold wellness sessions through QOE Health.

In one of these sessions, those who attended created a long table weave with the use of materials sourced and donated from the community.

“We are holding a number of workshops over 12 months,” Polly said.

“The wellness group decided to have a community weave session to get everyone involved in talking and being creative. Even the men were in there getting into it.

“It is an activity that makes people feel welcome and comfortable.”

Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said the weave was representative of a great group activity.

“The community getting together and weaving is such an ancient tradition,” she said.

“This colourful piece is a reminder of the ways we all interact with each other and support each other during difficult times.”

Photo caption: Polly Montgomery from Sunburnt Treasures and Gunnedah Shire Council’s Lauren Mackley with the long table weave.

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Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.