A collaboration between Community Arts Network, the City of Stirling and the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre, the Home project sought to create a welcoming space for women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to gather, share experiences and learn new craft skills during a series of workshops in Mirrabooka.
Textile artist Susie Vickery, jewellery-maker Sultana Shamshi, and Noongar artist Sharyn Egan guided the group through different stitching, wire-work and weaving techniques, as a passion for craftwork was awakened in many of the women.
Each week as the women explored what home meant for them, they drew creative inspiration from homelands they had left behind – which included Egypt, Eritrea, Palestine, Syria, Sudan and Iraq – and their new home situated on Noongar country. As the women shared stories of their homelands through their artworks, strong bonds developed, new friendships flourished and a passion for craftwork was awakened in many of the women.
This publication was also translated into Arabic which you can view here.