Egan weaves magic

Workshop instructor Sharyn Egan with Dorothy Lullfitz and Clare Maiorano.
Workshop instructor Sharyn Egan with Dorothy Lullfitz and Clare Maiorano.

Residents and artists learnt techniques as part of City of Joondalup Naidoc Week activities.

Egan’s work in oils, natural ochres, resins and acrylics on canvas, and natural fibre woven sculptures is in many Australian collections. Through them, she comments on ‘the associated trauma, emotions and deep sense of loss and displacement among Aboriginal people.’

Egan is among female indigenous artists exhibiting their innovative take on traditional art forms in Yey Sussurus at the gallery until July 18.

Contributors are from Tasmania, Queensland, Sydney and WA.

The former blend(er) gallery in Central Walk is open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm.