First nations people have been living in Australia for tens of thousands of years. And weaving ancient traditions – into the modern world – is a very special artist.
Tegan Murdock is a contemporary, indigenous artist, and the founder of Ngyumpie Weaving in Narrabeen. Tegan was taught to weave by her mother, Margaret, who was in-turn taught by her aunty. For those keen to learn more about the age-old art of weaving, Tegan runs regular weaving workshops, both in the studio, and online. Using sustainably-sourced raffia, and Tegan’s bespoke hand-made weaving kits, participants will learn new skills and techniques, as Tegan shares both her artistic and cultural knowledge, as a way of all building cross-cultural relationships, and keeping culture alive.
Visitors to Ngumpie Weaving can also purchase Tegan’s beautiful, hand-made baskets, as well as a range of other accessories including colourful, hand-woven earrings. Tegan also makes headpieces, and can commission other bespoke items upon request.