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Lola Greeno

one of Australia's National Living Treasues


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 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 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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Tunne Necklace (detail) 2012, mussel shells, gumnuts, ochre, cotton thread., Lola Greeno, 2012. Photographer: John Leeming QVMAG
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Lola Greeno : Cultural Jewels


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77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie TAS

The eighth in the Living Treasures : Masters of Australian Craft series, Lola Greeno
Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels
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Cultural Jewels


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Dunn Place, Hobart

An exhibition by Lola Greeno.
Selected works in 40 Years of collecting featuring Edith Holmes, Jill Ferral, Owen Lade, Philip Wolfhagen, Patrick Grieve & Anne Morrison
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Salon Tour

Workshops + seminars

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45-47 Stewart Street, Devonport

Join the curators, Ellie Ray and Emily Kennel on a tour of 40 Years of Collecting: DCC Permanent Collection
Interior of Handmark Gallery Evandale
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Handmark – Evandale


2 Russell Street, Evandale

Handmark – Evandale has been a Tasmanian institution for the past 28 years.