Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels
The exhibition marks the eighth in Object: Australian Design Centre's Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series - a biennial recognition and national tour of an iconic artist whose body of work epitomizes the best of various Australian craft fields.
Lola Greeno's award winning talent in shell-working is magnificently displayed in the exhibitions 50 highly visual and textural works, each uniquely championing the traditions and culture of the Indigenous women of Tasmania's Cape Barren and Flinders Islands.
The overarching theme of Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is storytelling; of the meticulous crafting of stories of cultural knowledge, natural beauty, ancient traditions, and connectedness with her island home. It is also an exhibition of modern issues - contemporary sculptural works feature that are part of Greeno's response to her concerns for the environmental future of shell stringing in northern Tasmania.