NangaRawa – Meet Someone
Young Women from the Kayu Kumpa Program
- 1 October – 15 January 2023
Artwork created from 1441 rings woven during the Singleton Weaveathon.
NangaRawa means ‘meet someone’ in Wonnarua language. It is the outcome of a community project to bring people together following the pandemic isolation periods, a symbol of how we reach out and connect across the Singleton community.
The Singleton Weaveathon was the brainchild of young women from the Kayu Kumpa Program (Singleton High School) in collaboration with Singleton Neighbourhood Centre. The girls began a project to teach people to weave raffia rings with a target of 1000 rings from across the community.
There were two phases to the project:
Kukari (house) Weaveathon – where people could weave from their home by picking up Raffia from pickup locations across the community, follow the video on Facebook and drop off the completed rings for collection, or gather in self-organised groups and weave together; and
Kunarr (Community) Weaveathon – a free family friendly event in where people could learn how to weave, eat together and play Traditional Indigenous Games to reach the tally of 1000 rings.
NangaRawa is the embodiment of this connection across Singleton, where we have taken the rings woven by many hands across this place and put them together to form something new – a symbol of our connections.