Pop in to Kaiela pop-up market

By Tara Whitsed

Works from Kaiela Arts’ Beads of Culture workshops and exhibition will be on sale at a pop-up market this weekend.

Kaiela Arts manager Angie Russi encouraged the community to attend the event in the Queens Gardens, which will offer an array of artworks and jewellery for sale.

She said the Beads of Culture project had run at the gallery throughout the year and was designed to uncover practitioners of traditional cultural beading skills of the many cultural groups within the Goulbourn Valley.

Workshops were held, with women and men from the various communities coming together to share, rediscover and reinterpret traditional bead making, sewing and threading, facilitated by artist Kerry Plozza and others.

An exhibition showcasing the works was held at Kaiela Arts from August to September.

Ms Russi said some of the works which would be for sale included jewellery by Hiroko, who designed intricate pieces, including miniature origami paper crane earrings.

The Kaiela Arts Pop-Up market is in Queens Gardens, Nixon St, Shepparton, on Saturday from 10am to mid-afternoon.