Local Narelle Bremner toiled for hundreds of hours to create this stunning mosaic table she generously donated to the Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge.
Unveiled at the International Women’s Day celebration at the Refuge’s Peace Garden Wednesday evening, the massive round table is a stunning piece of art.
Narelle overcame many logistical challenges through the creative process, first creating a plastic template of the table to place on her lounge room floor to finalise the centrepiece, the swirly pattens were designed on netting then lifted on the table, and many weekends filling in the spaces.
“I’ve been mosaicking for 30 years, teaching myself through many trials and errors,” she said.
“Overall it’s something I enjoy doing, and I wanted to donate this to Refuge for the women to enjoy.
“Mosaic projects can be a wonderful and therapeutic process for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
“Even when you feel broken and crushed it is possible to come out like a butterfly – just like mosaicking – you are creating beauty out of broken and crushed pieces.”
Narelle has been involved with the Women’s Refuge for around 17 years, being the Chair of the Board three times and a board member.
This article appeared in Tennant & District Times, 10 March 2023.