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 necklaces changing patterns with different shells, one was to design a Cape Barren Goose pattern in a contemporary context that talk about how the material represented the fauna, unique to the islands. The Black crow and white kelp shells represent Reconciliation Australia, the third necklace combines black crow, maireener and penguin shells to show the variety of shells first made by threading with sewing needles.
Recipient of the Australia Council’s 2019 Red Ochre Award, Aunty Lola continues to develop her knowledge and skills sharing at workshops in Schools and demonstrating to the public conference groups both in Tasmania and for the larger Museums and Art Galleries in public programs.
If you would like to purchase any of the above artworks or commission new work by Lola use the link below to contact us. Please include the name of the specific artwork that you are enquiring about, the artists name, your name and if possible a mobile number.