Ngarrindjeri Women Weavers Project

‘Whispers and Weaving: Miwi wisdom’, a one act play written by Diane Bell and performed by Ngarrindjeri weavers will premiere at the TarraWarra Biennale in Healesville Victoria on 16 August 2014.

The project grew from a request from Indigenous artist, Djon Mundine, co-curator of the 2014 TarraWarra Biennial to Diane Bell that she write an essay on women’s knowledge, how it is masked and hidden, for the catalogue that accompanies the Biennial.  Rather than write yet another essay, Diane wrote the play, which the curator then suggested be performed as part of the Biennial.  Everyone is working pro bono to get the play staged but some funds need to be raised to cover transport and accommodation costs, props and other materials.