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Finding Your Feet

Refugee Week tapestry workshops

Join artists Sayd Abdali and Jane Théau to help us make a tapestry rug during Refugee Week. The design of the rug celebrates the new lives that refugees begin in Australia.

Sayd Abdali is a master Afghan tapestry artist. He has developed a unique needle to weave his designs through a technique known as punch needling (or tufting). Sayd is an expert in this technique, using it to support his family during 30 years living as a refugee in Iran.

Jane Théau is an artist who includes community art projects (such as this tapestry rug) as a vital part of her practise. She is in the final year of a PhD creating a body of work that combines woven horsehair, bronze sculpture and performance.

Presented with Settlement Services International.

Free workshops. No bookings required. Suitable for ages 7 and above. All materials provided and no experience necessary.



Every day, 10am to 2pm

Monday 17 June to Friday 21 June 2019

2 workshops daily, 10am-12pm and 12.30pm-2pm


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