lola greeno
Lola is the first Indigenous visual artist to receive the award of National Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft, with a solo exhibition, ‘Cultural Jewels’ which included over 50 pieces of work, a short video and a published catalogue. Cultural Jewels is currently on a national tour until 2018.  Lola Greeno is a Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklace maker and is known for her distinctly patterned, often colourful and iridescent, delicate strands of shells collected from the coastlines of the Tasmania mainland and the surrounding islands.   In addition to her artistic practice, Greeno works with school groups promoting cultural knowledge, showing images of a number of major exhibitions and research projects.  Lola completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania in Launceston in 1997 and since graduating has completed traineeships with the University Tasmania Newnham Gallery (1996) and an internship at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra (2000). She is represented in numerous public collections, including National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia Canberra; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston; Queensland Art Gallery; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

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