Exhibition "Weaving Culture - Contemporary Aboriginal Textiles"

June 3 – July 3, 2021, LYON.


Celebrating the dynamism of the Australian Aboriginal textile art movement, the Weaving Culture exhibition presents a wide selection of creations by contemporary artists working with textiles as a medium in two very different regions of Australia: Maningrida in Arnhem Land (on the Far North Coast) and Haasts Bluff in the Red Center Desert. 

Drawing inspiration from their cultures, their lands and their lives, the artists have created original patterns for their textile works, which are then printed by hand on the fabric. Embodying the artists' cultural heritage and artistic creativity, the textile works testify to the remarkable vitality and talent of these two artistic communities. 

The exhibition is made up of hand-printed art fabrics, other art forms explored by the artists such as basketry, sculpture and painting, as well as a selection of textile accessories from collections. in limited edition developed in collaboration with the communities.

All works and exhibits are offered for sale, helping to support Australia's ethical and sustainable Indigenous arts sector.

Exhibition organized by IDAIA in collaboration with the artists presented and the cooperatives of which they are part, belonging to the local Aborigines:
Babbarra Women's Center, Maningrida Arts & Culture, and Ikuntji Artists;
and the team of curators from Showroom Galerie 7:
Christine Athenor, founder and director of the international textile festival FITE (International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles), and Thomas Leveugle, curator of FITE;
With the support of the French Embassy in Australia.

The exhibition is part of the Australia now France 2021-22 program organized by the Australian government : a series of events and initiatives to strengthen and deepen bilateral relations between Australia and France, and to reflect the cultural richness of Australia. Australia in several French cities.

Useful information :

Dates: June 3 – July 3, 2021

Opening: Thursday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address :
The Gallery 7 Showroom
7 place Gailleton
69002 Lyons
Tel: 09 53 89 17 98

Free admission

For any questions: info@idaia.com.au or info@idaia.fr


To see the photos of the exhibition: click here