10.00am – 1.00pm Thursday 24 November

Join Award winning Aboriginal Weaver Lea Taylor for a relaxing workshop in which you will learn the ancient art of Coil Weaving using natural and hand dyed raffia. You will share your time with like minded women in this 3 hour event while learning about our rich culture.

Fee: $110 paid in advance direct to gallery or over the phone (08) 9266 4155 to secure your place.

This event is for women aged 16 years plus.

Suitable for beginners and experienced weavers.

All materials supplied.

Note: If you are unwell with cold or flu like symptoms, you should not attend.

Due to cultural protocol Lea does not teach men weaving. This is a women only event.

Lea Taylor was a finalist in the John Stringer Prize 2021 and is an award-winning weaver, artist and cultural educator from the South West of Western Australia. Reintroduced to weaving by artist Sharyn Egan she is dedicated to the exploration of her craft, facilitating cultural exchange through storytelling and shared experiences.



John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102


Admission and Accessibility


7 October – 4 December 2022

The John Stringer Prize was inaugurated by The Collectors Club in 2015 in celebration of the memory of one of Australia’s most acclaimed art curators, the late John Stringer. A long-term friend and mentor to its members, he established The Collectors Club in Perth in 1996 to promote informed collecting and patronage of Western Australian art. The John Stringer Prize strives to continue his important legacy and since 2018, the John Curtin Gallery has been proud to present this annual exhibition celebrating artists making a major impact on contemporary practice in Western Australia.

Each year, a panel of three leading arts professionals are tasked with selecting six Western Australian-based contemporary artists whose practices they deem worthy of recognition. The panellists for this year’s prize were: Helen Carroll, Manager, Wesfarmers Arts; Jane Chambers, Revealed curator, Fremantle Art Centre and Sarah Wall, curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). The six artists are invited to produce a new artwork in any medium for inclusion in the exhibition. In the months leading up to the Prize, members of The Collectors Club visit each of the nominated artists’ studios and intimately come to know their work. Club members then vote at this exhibition by way of secret ballot to decide on the Prize recipient.

John Stringer Prize 2022 finalists are: Amanda Bell, Bruno Booth, Jacky Cheng, Guy Louden, Katie West and Holly Yoshida.



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