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Home Living : May 29th 2012
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 MB NPY LAUNCHES BOOK, LAMPSHADE Details: For more information on the Tjanpi Weavers lampshades, their book or workshops, visit the Koskela showroom at 85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery, call 9280 0999, or visit koskela.com.au and tjanpi.com.au For more on Tali Gallery, visit 667 Darling St, Rozelle, call 9555 6555 or visit taligallery.com.au IN addition to the launch of the new lampshade range, the NPY Women's Council presented its book, Tjanpi Desert Weavers,(a photograph from which is pic- tured here) at a launch party held at the sand-blasted Koskela design hub. Plans were also announced to offer Tjanpi weaving workshops, giving Sydneysiders an oppor- tunity to learn some of the tra- ditional skills from the weavers. At Tali Gallery in Rozelle, tra- ditional arts fibre weaving work- shops are held throughout the year. Susan Redman DESERT WEAVERS WEAVING A NEW STORY INDIGENOUS LIGHT DESIGNS Susan Redman Martha Protty and Nyinku Kulitja at Docker River in 2010. Picture: R Hammerton, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Womens Council THE Central Western Desert is a long way from the 400sq m New York loft-style showroom in industrial Rosebery where cool hunters flock to buy the Australian-made and designed furniture and homewares of Koskela, but this is where the product of a unique creative collaboration is going on show. Koskela or, more precisely, the designer duo Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky, have teamed up with the Tjanpi Des- ert Weavers in a second lighting partnership (the first was with the Yuta Badayala weavers) to produce the Tjanpi range of lampshades. Traditional weaving proces- ses are used to incorporate colourfully dyed pandanus leaves and bush string and other indigenous weaving ma- terials in an exciting project that marries traditional craft with modern urban design. The Tjanpi Desert Weavers was set up by the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council in 1995 as a social enterprise, providing an income source for hundreds of women who go out bush, collect their local grasses (or Tjanpi) and weave them into baskets, sculptures and now lighting. There are more than 400 mothers, daughters, aunties, sisters and grandmothers from 28 remote communities across Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia in the group, and they clearly love the camaraderie. ''When we make Tjanpi work, (we're) sitting around with fam- ily and sharing stories,'' co- weaver Jennifer Mitchell says of the richly collaborative work ethic of the group. ''Sometimes joking around, sometimes talking serious, but always sharing stories. ''Family is where we learn from each other and how we hear all the news.'' ''What better kind of work is there?'' Paniny Mick, one of the weavers, says. ''It is strong and important work. We are happy doing it.'' Live in Style With a air conditioning system. www.arcticair.com.au 2257684 1/5 IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C CONCEPT DESIGN | COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2150313 1/11 www.fleurfurniture.com.au FRENCH STYLE BEDROOM AND DINING SUITES | CHANDELIERS LAMPS 267 Victoria Road, GLADESVILLE p (02) 9817 1844 | f (02) 9818 3257 Parking to the rear of shop | Closed Mondays -- Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm 2116078 16/8
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