Esme Timbery and Marilyn Russell

Join celebrated Bidjigal artist and Elder Esme Timbery and her daughter Marilyn Russell (Bidjigal) as they demonstrate shell work.

Saturday at 2:30pm, Sunday at 11am


Esme Timbery comes from the Aboriginal community of La Perouse in Sydney. The Timbery family are from the Bidjigal clan of the Eora nation and have always been an important part of Sydney’s cultural life. Esme’s great-grandmother was ‘Queen’ Emma Timbery, an important community leader and artist, and today Esme continues the shell-work tradition of her great-grandmother. Aunty Esme’s shell work has been exhibited around Australia and is held in the National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia.