Artist Labay Eyong is a Truku woman from Ihownang village in Hualien, Taiwan, who has twice been awarded the first prize in the Pulima Art Awards. At YIRRAMBOI she will present her newest work, Red Dinosaur.
Red Dinosaur is large-scale installation incorporating weaving and soft sculpture, constructed from fabric offcuts, stainless steel and found objects such as disposable plastic plates. A love letter from the artist to her three-year-old son, Eyong’s work reflects on her role as a woman and mother in contemporary Taiwanese culture.
Eyong will also participate in fun weaving workshops on Sunday 5 May. She inherited knowledge of traditional Truku weaving culture and pays respect through her art to the female Elders who taught her these practices.