Mavis Ganambarr is one of Australia’s leading fibre artists. She began fibre work under the watchful eye of her grandmother and aunties on Elcho Island where she lives with her husband and children. Passing on her knowledge of plants, recipes and techniques to a new generation helps them understand this important part of their culture and how to keep their country strong.
Ganambarr has worked collaboratively over the past two decades with other artists, curators and designers including Louise Hamby, Alice Whish and Sasha Titchkosky. She has exhibited work in the 16th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial, most recently at the Powerhouse and in the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in Darwin.