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Cultural Threads Weaves its Creative Magic this August

Cultural Threads Weaves its Creative Magic this August

17 July 2019

A month-long celebration of all things textiles will be held in Greater Dandenong throughout the month of August.

Hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong, Cultural Threads is a true celebration of arts and cultural diversity.
It is also a satellite event of Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed exhibition.

Cultural Threads 2019 will be held across multiple venues in Greater Dandenong, including Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, Drum Theatre, Dandenong and Springvale libraries and Harmony Square.

Greater Dandenong Mayor Councillor Roz Blades said visitors to Cultural Threads 2019 were invited to explore a variety of workshops, events, exhibitions and activities from 1 August to 31 August.

“A love of textiles is shared around the world which is why this event continues to have widespread appeal,” Mayor Blades said.

“This event encourages members of our vibrant and diverse community to share their stories and connect with others, through a mutual love of textiles.”

A highlight of this year’s Cultural Threads program is Zephyr – an exhibition featuring a diverse group of artist including John Barbour, Jon Campbell, Raquel Ormella, Jane Passehl, Hayley Tan, Kei Takamura, Katie West, Sam Martin, Brooke
Hyrons and Rubaba Haider.

Zephyr will open on Saturday 3 August. A celebratory launch will be held at Walker Street Gallery from 2pm.

Australia’s first accessible and portable arts space, Nebula, will also be in Harmony Square from August 5 to 9.

The Cultural Threads program will close with an open day event at Heritage Hill on Saturday, 31 August from 1pm to 4pm.

A full program of all activities, workshops, events and participating artists is  available at www.greaterdandenong.com/culturalthreads.





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