Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bilum Workshop at Strathnairn

Balba Simbiken will be conducting a BILUM workshop at Strathnairn (Canberra) on Saturday 21st May from 10am to 4pm. 

Balba  grew up in Papua New Guinea where girls learn how to make bilums when they are as young as 8 or 9.  Balba started when she was 9.  She says that there are two regions in Papua New Guinea where the making of bilums is popular.  They are Highlands and Momase regions. Balba says she will bring some examples from these regions.  Bilums are used constantly to carry babies, to put produce in, for marketing and shopping and have many other uses.

Some materials will be supplied but please bring along any materials with which you would like to experiment.

Bring your own lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

The cost will be $50 which must be paid by 26th April.  There is a limit of 20 people so places will be allotted on a first come basis. 

Payment (cheques or money orders) should be addressed to Wendy Dodd and sent to Wendy Dodd, 36 Girrahween Street, BRADDON 2612.
Please include your name and address so I can send you a receipt.

Enquiries before 26th April can be emailed to me or phone 02 62473210.
Enquiries after 26th April can be sent to Nancy Tingey 

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