Wednesday 14 November 2007

Brazil meets Canberra


Adelia Borges visited Canberra on Tuesday and meet the capital's craft establishment, including Craft Australia's Catrina Vignando and here she is with Barbara McConchie. She is showing Adelia some dolls made by local artist Lex Sorrento. These Carmen Miranda-style Baiana figures aren't exactly the kind of Brazilian craft that Adelia will be talking about in Melbourne. But their 'I go to Rio' theme is an interesting example of the kind of simple image of Brazil that Adelia's presence will hopefully complicate for us.

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