Jul 1, 2018

Aboriginal Inspired Yarn Paintings


This year's theme for NAIDOC Week is 'Because of Her, We Can!' My Year 5 students created these yarn paintings inspired by the paintings of indigenous West Australian women. Some of the artists we researched were Biddee Baadjo, Queenie McKenzie, Eubena Nampitjin, Jill Jack, Kim West Napurrula, Nada Rawlins, Marcia Purdie, Rosie Goodjie and Stumpy Brown.
Yarn paintings or nierika, are traditionally made by the Huichol people of Mexico. I hadn't attempted this before with students and I was surprised by how well they did. We used only pieces of card and a glue stick. 
       
Queenie McKenzie                         Kim West Naparrula                       Eubena Nampitjin             
       
Rosie Goodjie                                    Biddee Baadjo                                                Jill Jac


Marcia Purdie                                       Stumpy Brown                                                   Nada Rawlins






    
   
 

 
 
 
     
   

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