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  • Pier Angela Zamburro Pier Angela Zamburro (Wirangu), Precious Possum
  • Pier Angela Zamburro Pier Angela Zamburro (Wirangu), Precious Possum

Pier Angela Zamburro (Wirangu), Precious Possum

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possum skin, ochre, resin, brushtail possum fiber, cashmere, silk, 2023


The softness and warmth of Possum fibre is central to this piece. As a hollow fibre this fibre is unique and precious, light and very warm. The artwork on the inside allows for a reversible item and then the soft and Precious Possum fibre will provide warmth and a scarf that completes closure of the collar. This piece was a delight to craft. I hope you enjoy it as much and I have.


Artist Bio:

I am a Wirangu Woman, born in Mildura and live and create and learn as a member of Baluk Arts on the beautiful lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung. Currently on a break from studies at Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at Griffith University. I enjoyed studying and completing Indigenous Pre-Law on campus in SAIKS Department at Charles Darwin University. As an emerging Artist my focus is always on natural fibres and using only natural fibres, in making of textiles, jewellery and ecodyeing fabrics. My first love is textiles and after a Possum Skin Cloak workshop making a cloak for Stonnington Council, lead by Maree Clarke, Possum Fibre became central to many of my textile creations. In 2024 I aim to continue my studies and focus on wearable arts.

Participation in photographic exhibitions at The Jewish Holocaust Centre and at Planetary Healing Artists, as well as at Footscray Arts Seditious Embroidery. Having trained in Leather Garment sewing I continue to upcycle and paint on leather garments. Incorporating batik dyed fabrics and seaweed beads or buttons or echidna quills allow for the type of textiles I enjoy making.