ABORIGINAL artists from near and far gathered in Tamworth to share stories and techniques over a doll-making workshop.
West-Australian artist Sharyn Egan visited the Gomeroi gaaynggal centre and said doll-making was an impetus for story-telling.
“Making the dolls, part of you goes into it,” Ms Egan said.
“While you’re there, you’re thinking, it brings up memories of people you know, lost loved ones, and it’s a very healing process.”
This year’s Tamworth Textile Triennial curator Glenn Barkley was keeping an eye out for potential pieces for the October exhibition, which will later go on a national tour.
“Bringing [artists] together and seeing what sort of energy they create is part of what I think curating should be about,” Mr Barkley said.