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Workshop: Wearable art Developed with Grace Lillian Lee

Grace Lillian Lee Belonging 1–5 2021–22, from the series Belonging, cotton webbing, goose feathers, timber cane, cotton and wool thread, Art Gallery of New South Wales, commissioned with funds provided by the Aboriginal Art Collection Benefactors 2021 © Grace Lillian Lee

Grace Lillian Lee Belonging 1–5 2021–22, from the series Belonging, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Grace Lillian Lee

Taking inspiration from artist Grace Lillian Lee, make your own wearable art in a dynamic workshop in the Learning Studio of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new building.  

This drop-in, hands-on workshop, led by Art Gallery educators, responds to the idea ‘new heroes are born’. It has been developed with the artist, whose work Belonging – comprising body armour displayed as silent sentinels – is on display in the new Yiribana Gallery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and echoes the craftsmanship and cultural language of her Torres Strait Islander background.  

Designing and responding to the human body, and experimenting with materials, movement, form, colour and tactility, each participant in the workshop will create a piece of personal armour that expresses who they are and where they might belong, while celebrating individual resilience and power. 

All materials and instruction are provided. Suitable for all ages.

The event is part of celebrations to mark the opening of the Art Gallery’s new building, known as the North Building, in December 2022.

More about the opening celebrations

Workshop: Wearable art Developed with Grace Lillian Lee

Saturdays 3, 10 December, Sunday 11 December 2022
10am – 4pm

Art Gallery of New South Wales

North Building

Lower level 1, Learning Studio

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Free, no bookings required

Capacity for this event is limited. We apologise if, due to numbers, you are not able to participate on the day.