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DJ and Delta with some of the Weaving for Reconciliation exhibits. Photo Jeff Dawson.

With NAIDOC week upon us, a good way to celebrate might be to see the Weaving for Reconciliation exhibition at the Byron Library.

The exhibition was arranged following a request from local Arakwal Bumberbin Bundjalung woman, Delta Kay, to create an offering to the reconciliation process through a display of woven pieces. The pieces aim to highlight the fibres found in our local environment. 

A number of local weavers collaborated on the project, and the exhibit looks beautiful in the library space. There is also plant info and harvesting details in the exhibit. The library is located at the corner of Lawson and Middleton Streets.


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