Teegan Tyson-Hayes


2797-15 Sculpture


Tjanpi (grass) with pink/green/orange raffia

L81cm x W28cm x H5cm

Irrunytju (Wingellina)

1 in stock

Artist Biography

teegan-tyson-hayesTeegan is one of Tjanpi’s youngest artists at 23 years of age. She grew up in Alice Springs and was taught to weave by her mother-in-law, one of Tjanpi’s best known artists Ann Cleary-Farrall from Wingelina, WA.

The first piece she produced in 2014 was a mat made with different colours. Since then she has enjoyed learning new techniques, creating a small kangaroo, birds, baskets and lizards. Teegan uses the native grass as traditional medium, that holds the memory of bush craft, and works to come up with innovative ways to manipulate the fibre to create different creatures large and small. At the moment Teegan is producing beautiful, distinctive birds which are reminiscent of the traditional coolamon shape.

“My grandmother is Magdaline Lynch, traditional owner of Blacktank, 80kms north Stuart Highway. I live and grew up in Alice Springs. My partner is Anne Cleary’s son. Anne is a Pitjantjatjarra woman from Wingellina in WA. Anne taught me how to do weaving with native grass, I find it expressive and enjoyable. I love to learn new things with weaving.

I started weaving in 2013 with Anne Cleary and Rochelle Ferguson. I made a mat of different colours, small kangaroos, baskets and a lizard. I like using grass, it’s traditional. When I make Tjanpi, I think of all sorts of things, like how the design will flow and what colours I will use colours to make it stand out or soft country colours,to remember the land” – Teegan, 2015

Shipping Information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 81 x 28 x 5 cm