In the first set of Tjanpi workshops since biosecurity restrictions were lifted, Tjanpi loaded a car load of Tjanpi supplies for hungry weavers. The workshops offered an opportunity to reconnect, weave and talk about people’s wellbeing during the pandemic. The workshops were a new collaboration between Tjanpi and the NPYWC Domestic & Family Violence Service and supported discussion around the threat of heightened family violence during COVID lock-downs.
Workshops in Docker River and Mutijulu created a space to weave, talk and reconnect after limited travel during biosecurity measures in the NPY Lands. In a relaxed and supportive environment, Tjanpi and the Domestic & Family Violence Service (DFVS) were also able to pave the way for deep and profound discussions regarding domestic and family violence.
While successful in producing amazing new tjanpi work, the workshops have also provided the opportunity for new relationship building and DFV awareness.
This project was funded by the Central Land Council grants supporting: Provision of support services for residents of Aboriginal communities affected by restrictions imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19