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 works related to food source of natural materials as casuarina nuts, kangaroo fur, echidna quills and larger sea shells wearable sculptural pieces. Lola original design of a Cape Barren Goose pattern in a contemporary context that talk about how the material represented the fauna unique to the islands. The other necklaces represent Reconciliation Australia using Black crow and white penguin shells, the third necklace combines rice, maireener and kelp shells to show the very tiny rice shells first made with sewing needles were used to thread shells.
In May 2019, Lola received the Red Ochre Indigenous Art Award, for life time achievement in the arts. She also exhibited in Singapore and 2021 a festival in Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan and Corban Estate Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

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