Women Who Weave workshops held at Manning Regional Art Gallery for NSW Women’s Week | Manning River Time

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Taree is set to host one of 24 events taking place across the state this month for NSW Women’s Week. Led by Biripi artist, Joedie Lawler, the “Women Who Weave” workshops will take place on Tuesday March 8th and Thursday March 10th at the Manning Regional Art Gallery. The workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are free. Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead said the NSW government is providing funding to help First Steps Count run the weaving workshops. The artwork created will be on permanent display at the new First Steps Count Community and Children’s Center, currently under construction. “These workshops will be led by local biripi artist Joedie Lawler and will provide a space for women of all ages and cultural backgrounds to come together and share their stories while engaging in a weaving activity,” said Mr. Bromhead. “The 2022 NSW Women’s Week workshops will help those who attend locally to feel a sense of community after a difficult few years with drought, bushfires, floods and COVID-19.” NSW Women’s Week which runs from March 7 to March 13. The week aims to promote gender equality while celebrating the social, cultural and political achievements of women. Women’s Minister Bronnie Taylor said the week was about bringing women together to celebrate and inspire each other. “This week will offer a wide range of practical supports that will benefit women across our fabulous state,” Ms. Taylor said. “I am delighted that there will be both a high caliber and a diverse range of events on offer during what is expected to be NSW’s biggest women’s week ever. “There is something for women of all ages and from all walks of life, and I encourage each and every one of you to find out what’s going on in your local community this NSW Women’s Week. “The NSW Women’s Week Grant Scheme has provided grants of $3,000 to $5,000 to events that support at least one of the key priorities of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022. It is such as improving women’s well-being and financial security, encouraging a holistic approach to health and well-being, or helping women build confidence and celebrate their accomplishments. information and a full list of grantees, please visit: www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/nsw-womens-week-grants Find out more:

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