*Please note the Rockingham Arts Centre is currently closed for refurbishments.*


Make Your Own Totem Animal Woven totem creature

  • Dates: Sunday 3 July and Sunday 10 July
  • Times: 10am-11am, 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm
  • Location: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Cost: $10 per person

Join NAIDOC Week 2022 exhibitor and renowned Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan for a Make Your Own Totem Animal workshop. Sharyn will show you how to create your own totemic creature out of natural fibres. The workshops are suitable for ages 8 - 80.  Three sessions will run across both days, participants are welcome to stay longer to finish their totems if needed.

Registration is essential as places are limited. To register, call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734. Registrations close Friday 24 June.

About the facilitator

Sharyn Egan is a painter, weaver and sculptor. As a member of the Stolen Generation who grew up in the New Norcia Mission School, much of her artwork is a commentary on her life as a Nyoongar woman and the associated trauma, emotions and deep sense of loss and displacement experienced by Aboriginal people.

Never afraid of experimentation and exploration, she works in numerous media, including painting, sculpture, woven forms and site specific installations, often choosing materials, such as ochres, resins and grasses that have connections to the land, especially her home near the lake system in the southern suburbs of Perth.

Her woven works include traditionally styled contemporary forms and baskets, as well as larger scale sculptural forms.

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