Articles

Carolina Hornauer tells a story about Planea foundation and how it helps pair complementary crafts for local benefit.
Magdalena Cattan-Lavin travels south to learn about the Mapuche string bag and how its popularity has been revived.
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Blood moon: Ceramics for a fragile planet

Jane Sawyer witnesses a rare astronomical event, which prompts her to consider the planetary nature of the clay in her hands.

The Earth and its elements: Wood, fire, earth metal and water

Georgia Wallace-Crabbe's documentaries reflect a monumental dialogue of elemental forces connecting China and Australia.

Country sees you: A Bapang among Yolngu

Damien Wright gets a call from Galarrwuy Yunupingu to start a furniture workshop in the Top End, which teaches him what it means to be a Balanda (whitefella) working with Yolngu

Māreikura: Exploring the goddess in Māori women

Neke Moa, adornment and object artist, describes how she explored the role and importance of wāhine (women) in the spiritual and physical world for her latest solo exhibition.

Australia Phoenix: A Cosmology

Susan Purdy takes on a journey into deep time, using the medium of photogram to trace the history of a landscape from creation story to recent devastating bushfires.

The garden of Gildásio

Gildásio Jardim relates a remarkable life story, reflecting the experience of a tiny rural community in paintings that magically blend with real life.

Cielo rojo (red sky)

Caco Honorato and Mariela Vicencio create fragile objects inspired by the poetry of broken wings.

The shoemaker and the goat breeder

Carolina Hornauer tells a story about Planea foundation and how it helps pair complementary crafts for local benefit.

¡Bravo Joya Brava!

Liliana Ojeda writes about the creation of an art guild in Chile that over ten years has given meaning to the art form of

The Afro-Peruvian cajón: Reclaiming a humble percussion crate as one’s own

Aromica Bhattacharya tracks a percussion crate from its invention by African slaves to its eventual acknowledgment as intrinsic to Peruvian cultural heritage.

Especies Acuñadas: Divesting colonial currency

Milena Moena Moreno seeks to deconstruct the symbolic capital associated with the colonisation of Mapuche in Chile.

Pilwas: Knotting Lafkenche narratives in Puerto Saavedra

Magdalena Cattan-Lavin travels south to learn about the Mapuche string bag and how its popularity has been revived.

Time makes beauty: Jewellery in the senescent field

Liliana Ojeda's "new" work reflects the beauty of old age, making "contemporary" jewellery more than a celebration of youth.

Charazani Project: Inca weaving revived

Constanza Urrutia Wegmann draws on a traditional Inca textile pattern to create a mesmerising weaving.

Forging alliances with nature: Atlas Botánico de Chile en Joyería

Lucía Nieves Cortés shares a series of jewellery objects that activate a relationship between humans and plants in her adopted country.

Paula do Prado ✿ My abuela’s hands

Paula do Prado shares the story of her family’s epic story from Africa via Uruguay to Australia, as reflected in her intricately threaded creations.

Paola Moreno ✿ Rhythms of Chile

Paola Moreno's modernist weaving is inspired by the many strands of Chilean culture, including precious textile relics of its ancient Inca past and passions of Violeta Parra.

Cupinzeiros: Back in touch with childhood

Lidia Lisbôa creates her cupinzeiros (termite mounds) as a way to stay in touch with her childhood home.

Heirs of Llalliñ: Mapuche women weavers find the end of the rainbow

Artesanías de Chile invited Mapuche weavers to the Museum of Natural History, where they studied ancient textiles that they would re-create back home.

New Kashpij: Sailing spirits in deep time from the end of the world

Rita Soto Ventura makes horsehair jewellery inspired by the folklore of the Yagan peoples from Tierra del Fuego

Circular heritage: Textile legacy in the Andes

Daniela Contreras Flores is inspired by the Chimú ceremonial costume to create an iris-like woven form.

Kamaquen: Ceramics powered by Andean energy

For Keka Ruiz-Tagle, ceramics channels the spirits of her Inca ancestors.

Wenu Pelón: On curating ancient craft objects of present indigenous cultures

Lucía Nieves Cortés interviews Mapuche video artist Francisco Huichaqueo about his challenge to evoke the spirit of objects captured in a museum

Mapuche hybrid identify furnished from the periphery

Rodrigo Castro Hueche follows his family’s furniture work to craft objects that reflect a hybrid Mapuche identity.

Made with lava in Chile

The Santiago design workshop Great Things to People recover deep geology to make objects for life today.

Reborn in the Wenumapu: The meaning of the eclipse in Mapuche culture

Macarena de Lapreyra transcribes an interview with Mapuche artisan Luis Catricura about the meaning of the solar eclipse in their cosmovision.

Pillan: The spirit of the volcano

The Mapuche silversmith Celeste Painepan Nicul tells how she acquired her cosmovision.

Translating the Ayvu Rapyta: For the love of a rainforest and its word-souls

Andrea Ferrari reflects on the experience of translating the Mbya origin story, compiled into Spanish by León Cadogan, but read for the first time in English.

putiya makara wingani (can’t stop feeling)

Greg Lehman and Camila Marambio dialogue across the Pacific Ocean about the ancient now in Tasmania and the settler future in Chile.

Te Hosek’en Harw: The Edge of the World

In consultation with the Selkn’am community, Sol Contardo created ceramic works inspired by their mysterious culture, located in Tierra del Fuego.

The Kaikai of Rapanui

Marcela Garrido Díaz shares a string figure from Rapa Nui, accompanied by its traditional chant.

Ayvu Rapyta ✿ A selection

Andrea Ferrari presents a part of her translation of Ayvu Rapyta, the sacred myth of the Mbya people of South America, compiled in the twentieth century by Leon Cadogan This story has been shared with permission of the Mbya, as represented by the community of Yasi Pora. Elsewhere in Garland, you can read about the background of this project and the experience of translation by Andrea Ferrari. This project is based on the principles of circular knowledge.   ✿ from Chapter I Chapter 1 speaks of Creation, and how Ñamandu Ru Papa Tenondé springs from darkness into being, as a hummingbird flutters around his head and feeds him. Maino´i ((T.N.: Maino´i: Hummingbird; some identify the species named as Thalurania glaucopis, (Violet-cappedwoodnymph) [...]