Augusta's Story


Now on show at the Museum's Historic Council Chambers Site is Augusta's Story. Augusta Glasgow arrived from Guinea four years ago and is now a leader within the Wagga Wagga African community. She has recently produced a series of bags, cushions, paper mache bowls, mats and other various items as a specific project for a new initiative being piloted through a partnership between the RCC arts, crafts and sewing program and the Museum of the Riverina.

This initiative is an incubator project which allows artists to sell their locally made goods in a short term retail space. The Riverina Community College arts, crafts and sewing group works from a community space so that participants can learn, share and extend practical skills as well as having a regular opportunity for social interaction and to practise their English language skills in an informal way. Augusta's Story reflects the importance of this program, particularly for women from non-English speaking backgrounds who have recently arrived to Wagga Wagga, who can often feel quite isolated in the community. Augusta hopes her exhibition will inspire other migrant women living in Wagga Wagga to follow in her footsteps.



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