Lola Greeno TASTasmanian Aboriginal Maker
Lola Greeno is the first Indigenous artist to receive the National Living Treasure; Master of Australian Craft Award for 30 years of experience in the craft industry that supported by a solo exhibition entitled Cultural Jewels that includes more 62 pieces of work, a short video and two published essays by Gough and Greeno. Cultural Jewels is currently on a national tour until late 2018.
Lola Greeno is 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 Tasmania mainland and the surrounding islands.
In addition to her artistic practice, Greeno works with school groups promoting cultural knowledge showing images of the processes of making shell necklaces, works displayed in a number of major exhibitions and research projects.
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, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart and Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart.