2022 ARTIST BIOS | Desert-Rain Magpie

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2022 SWELL ARTWORK – A Healing Journey, Desert-Rain Magpie, Felicia Agale, Justine Dillon, Tarni Eastwood, Julie Ellis, Erica Eurell, Emily Kafoa, Skye Shannon, Maureen Newton, Trisha Newton, Rebecca Ray, Tracy Ritson

Desert-Rain Magpie is a Noongar woman from south west Western Australia currently residing on Kombumerri Country. She is an emerging artist and weaver working with natural and synthetic fibres and producing art with acrylics. 

Desert-Rain Magpie has previously been a contributing artist to the ‘Skyweave’ installation at the Bleach Festival 2020 and often engages the community in weaving workshops alongside operating ‘Magpie Dreaming’, an art and weaving based business.

A Healing Journey is a large scale woven canopy, incorporating representations of local (Gold Coast) native, edible and medicinal plants. The installation will allow people to walk through/under the canopy as if entering a lush forest. Participants will be able to see the many different styles of weaving seamlessly combined with woven pieces displayed from people of all facets of life in our communities. This space offers itself as a place for restoration and reconnection, a place to reflect on what healing means to each of us.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.