all projects Lake Grace: Osterholt & Uitentuis

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TO THE OTHER END

We started the project with the production a Persian carpet in Lake Grace, Australia. With help from local farmers and crafts people we learned how to shear a sheep and card and spin wool. From the wool we produced a black and white copy of a Baluchi funeral carpet. After a year of knotting we completed the carpet and took it with us on a trip to Bahrain during the feast of sacrifice in November ...

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Katanning sheep market

November 11, 2009: Every Wednesday morning there's a big sheep market in Katanning (120 miles from Lake Grace). This time there were 2000 sheep waiting to be sold to the different buyers. There are 4 different companies that sell the Rams, Wethers, Ewes, muttons and cross fat lambs. Rams are male sheep, wethers are castrated male sheep, ewes are young female sheep, muttons are mature female sheep ...

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To the other end

30 November, 2009: In 'To the other end' we want to visualize the journey of the sheep in order to raise questions about cultural differences in the approach of the product and how this influences the trade relationship and the discussions about the live-export. We came to the understanding that the live export is quite a sensitive topic in Western Australia. The animal welfare groups are ...

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Local sheep slaughter

Dec 9, 2009: Yesterday we went to Darren's shearing shed. He usually kills one or two sheep every month, to provide food for the sheep shearers that work for him. Darren is a shearing contractor, one of the best in the area, so people told us. We asked him if we could come along the next time he was going to slaughter a sheep.He selected two sheep (wethers), a crossbreed and a Merino. "Both good ...

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Lake Grace

November 7, 2009: Lake Grace confronts us with a contrast. On one hand we experience the natural environment as exotic with all its wild animals, like parrots, kangaroos, lizards, snakes, spiders etc. On the other hand the life in the village reminds us in many ways of our own hometown, its small scale and its mentality. The ancestors of most of the people from the village are British and ...

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