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by Renay Xuereb

Image: Courtesy of Jennifer Leahy, Silversalt Photography.

Makers Space with Tarni Eastwood

Extended until 1 June
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Summer is here, and it’s time to get making!

Launching as part of Hive Festival, we are thrilled to introduce our brand-new program – an immersive and interactive Makers Space for creatives of all ages.

Led by guest artists and curators, the Makers Space offers a year-round, dedicated space for reflection, creativity and play.

Our first Makers Space guest artist is Ngiyampaa and Guringai weaver and curator Tarni Eastwood. Known for her engaging and informative weaving workshops, Tarni has created an immersive world that combines her love of weaving with First Nations knowledge, sharing, and storytelling.

So come in, touch and feel the objects, take a seat on the mats and get making.

Extended until 1 June.

Curated by Talia Smith, with concept by Louisa Minutillo.

Suitable for all ages
Please note that some activities are best suited to ages 5+

Makers SpaceImage: courtesy of Blacktown Arts

Artist Bios

Tarni EastwooodTarni Eastwood is a Ngiyampaa and Guringai artist and curator based in western Sydney. She has a multidisciplinary arts practice working in photography, video, painting, weaving, sculpture and installation.

Tarni emphasises the importance of weaving groups through its contribution to revitalise the culture whilst providing a safe space to pass down creative knowledge.

Presented by Blacktown Arts supported by Blacktown City Council and the NSW Government through Create NSW.