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Red Dinosaur

Labay Eyong (Truku, Taiwan)
05, 08–11 May Free
Pulima Arts Festival YIRRAMBOI Weelam

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, Labay’s work reflects on her role as a woman and mother in contemporary Taiwanese culture.

Labay 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.

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Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessible

Credits

  • Artist: Labay Eyong

Additional Info

Taiwan Focus program supported by the City of Melbourne through YIRRAMBOI Festival and the Indigenous Peoples Cultural Foundation through Pulima Art Festival and the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan (Republic of China).

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