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Lola Greeno Opens at Dubbo

Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels, the 8th Living Treasure touring exhibition is now open at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo from 18th April through to 28th June 2015.

The official opening will be on Saturday 1 May with Lola in attendance where she will also be doing a workshop and talk.

Object’s director Steve Pozel will open the exhibition, continuing our close relationship with WPCC.

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Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Lola’s exhibition will bring a very different approach to the interpretation and display of cultural works and traditions through a stunning contemporary exhibition designed by Stephen Goddard.

Tall tripods that support the long necklaces as if being worn by groups of people stand alongside the shorter tripods with the contemporary sculptural works that reference the tussocks of grasses that are found along the shorelines of Flinders and Cape Barren Islands.

The display sits within the space enveloped by an installation video of Lola harvesting the precious Maireener shells in the waters of Flinders Island.

This video, with the narrative video in which Lola describes how she harvests, prepares and makes her long necklaces are the first of their kind, recording this important tradition for Tasmanian Aboriginal women.

Lola has recorded a number of short oral stories to accompany the exhibition and monograph. You can listen or download each of them by following the links below:

Lola Greeno: My Story
Lola Greeno on her childhood
Lola Greeno on Babel Island
Lola Greeno on collecting shells
Lola Greeno on Yellow Beach
Lola Greeno on continuing the tradition

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Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is an Object: Australian Design Centre national touring program developed in partnership with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston.

An additional contribution by the University of Tasmania’s School of Architecture and Design, Bachelor of Environmental Design (Furniture Design) program who, working collaboratively with the QVM&AG and Object, manufactured all the exhibition furniture.

Object acknowledges the support and contribution of the State Government through Arts NSW and the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy and the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Visions of Australia: Regional Exhibition Touring Fund as well as a grant from the Gordon Darling Foundation.

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