Thursday, September 4, 2014

{I heart craft} - heart to heart with Maryann Talia Pau

This Saturday is your chance to meet and have a chat with weaver, artist and designer Maryann Talia Pau.

Born in Apia, Samoa, Maryann is now based in Brisbane and describes herself as  practising to be a Matuauu or a lover of weaving.

Maryann's woven breastplates have been seen on singing sister's Vika and Linda Bull, ABC broadcaster Namila Benson, Nai Palm from Hiatus Kaiyote and in a fashion collaboration with The Social Studio for L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, 2011. She is also the first artist of Pacific Island heritage to have work purchased by the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists for the NGV.  In 2012 Maryann embarked on what became an international weaving project - 1 million stars to end violence - in response to the rape and murder of Jill Meagher in Melbourne.

I had the good fortune to attend a workshop with Maryann at the Brisbane Unleash Creative where she taught us some weaving basics and shared a little about her inspiring creative journey. This is truly a lady with making in her soul, keen to share her love of making and connect with her community so don't miss this chance to meet this lovely woman.

Time: Saturday 10:30 - 12:00pm
Venue: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane City
Cost: Free
Bookings Essential: directly through Brisbane Square Library - 07 3403 4166
places are limited so book now!!

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