Muhubo Sulieman is a weaver who draws on techniques and processes from her traditional Somali culture which she learnt while observing her mother from age five.
Due to drought in Somalia the natural resources available to Sulieman’s mother are now non-existent. Using grasses and trees indigenous to Australia, Sulieman will pursue her dream of building a traditional Somali Hut in Australia. Resembling a house, this hut would accommodate up to 10-25 people and be a means of connecting others with Somali Arts and Culture, and of enabling her community to connect back with their traditions.
While in residence, Muhubo will use the time and space to plan and deliver workshops and continue her project to make a hut with community members. Muhubo Sulieman is a weaver who specialises in handmade traditional rugs, huts and bags as well as many other things involving weaving and Henna Art. She currently hosts Traditional Weaving workshops at the Community Grocer in Carlton and workshops at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House.
Image: Weavings, courtesy of the artist