Heneba Gutchen is an Indigenous Torres Strait Islander/Jewish woman, traditional weaver and creative practitioner currently residing in the UK. Using traditional and contemporary weaving practices, Heneba is passionate about cultivating workshop spaces which encourage open dialogue that interconnect with social change, self-expression and personal growth.
For more information on Heneba Gutchen please visit: https://www.faibalangwis.com/
EXHIBITION Mana Moana | Mana Wahine, May 2019 Raven Row, London
Adorned Diaspora, Miscellaneous textiles, dimensions variable, 2019
This adornment explores ‘diaspora’ being a personal choice to be separated from the original homeland of the artist. There is an intention of personal exploration of creativity, space and belonging and how to exist within a surrounding/narrative that may not support the traditional methods of practice. ‘Adorned Diaspora’ is a creative appropriation of traditional weaving techniques using contemporary materials, speaking to preserving weaving practices in various spaces strengthening the connection to ancestral waters of SAM KAREM (deep waters of Erub, Darnley Island), Meuram Tribe.