Sunday, 21 September 2008


Recently at the Indigenous Moorditch School here in Middle Swan we had a series of fodder classes with teacher Todd Israel and a group of assistants..
Amongst the very lively group was Joyce Winsley's son who is the cross cultural co-ordinator for the school and his daughter, (Joyce's grandaughter) both making grass figures. Father made a series of men and a kangaroo using grasses (fodder ) and cloth and wool. Daughter made an emu using fodder and wools.
He is going to show the boys at the school how to make figures. It is very exciitng and wonderful that a senior man has developed these powerful small figures.
He already plans to make a whole series and is up to number 7 now
His mother would be very happy for him...

1 comment:

Kevin Murray said...

This is a powerful statement about how the land can link generations, the living and dead. But it takes a creative mind and a pair of able hands. Marvellous, Nalda.