Weaving with Maryann Talia Pau and Ranu James

Weaving with Maryann Talia Pau and Ranu James


Join artists and weavers Maryann Talia Pau and Ranu James to learn how to make a basket from pandanus fibres as they discuss their work Holding Space for the exhibition A Fierce Hope at Adderton: house & heart of mercy. Holding Space is inspired by the work of Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only hospice for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Maryann Talia Pau is a Samoan/Australian artist and master weaver who draws on her traditional heritage to make powerful statements about contemporary issues and life. She is a co-founder of the Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle and founder of One Million Stars to End Violence, an international weaving project established to raise awareness of all forms of violence.

Ranu James is a Papuan/Australian artist. Based on the Sunshine Coast, her family comes from Gaba Gaba on the central coast of Papua New Guinea. Originally a performer, her craft practice has grown from her recreation of traditional costumes and artefacts.

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