Having a ‘cuppa’ tea is a common Aboriginal way of catching up and sharing among family and community. When we meet up with mob, whether it’s visiting each other’s homes or out in community, we greet each other, we check in, we ask ‘how is the family?’ and so on over a cuppa tea.
‘Hey Sis/Bruz, Aunt/Unc/Mum/Dad/Nan/Pop/Cuz… how ya goin?’ djwanna cuppa tea? I’ll put the kettle on…’
Brought together to collaborate over their shared interest in tea, artists Vicki Couzens and Katie West invite you to contemplate the stories entwined in this beverage, contribute to an evolving installation, and of course, enjoy a cup of tea.
At the outset of their collaboration, Vicki Couzens set Katie West with the task to respond to her playful installation DJAWANNACUPPATEA. The result is a cosy space for weaving with recycled paper and discarded yarn while enjoying a cup of tea and the company of other Due West Festival goers.
For these workshops, Vicki and Katie invite you to come and have a yarn while learning the coil weaving technique and making use of materials close to hand that might otherwise go to waste.
Audiences are invited to participate in DJAWANNACUPPATEA daily from 5pm – 7pm. Weaving Circles will take place from 1pm – 3pm on the following days:
Saturday 16 November
Sunday 17 November
Friday 22 November
Saturday 23 November
Sunday 24 November
Image by Andrew Curtis.