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Lola Greeno

Lola Greeno

Lola Greeno is Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklace maker/stringer and is known for her distinctly patterned often colourful and iridescent, delicate strands of shells that are collected from the coastlines of Tasmania mainland and the Furneaux Islands. As an extension to her cultural practice, Greeno has developed a series of new necklaces changing patterns with different shells, one was to design a Cape Barren Goose pattern in a contemporary context that talk about how the material represented the fauna, unique to the islands. The Black crow and white kelp shells represent Reconciliation Australia, the third necklace combines black crow, maireener and penguin shells to show the variety of shells first made by threading with sewing needles. Lola continues to develop her knowledge and skills sharing at workshops in Schools and demonstrating to the public conference groups both in Tasmania and for the larger Museums and Art Galleries in public programs.

Artworks By Lola Greeno