Combining the energy and improvisation of a contemporary arts practice with a tradition that traces back thousands of years, former arts officer for Arts Tasmania, Lola Greeno now specialises in traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklace threading – one of only a handful of women shell-stringers responsible for ensuring the craft is passed on and celebrated.

In 2015, the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet recognised Lola in the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women for service to Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts, and the Australian Design Centre believes her visually captivating creations play a pivotal role in maintaining Indigenous culture and storytelling tradition.

Explore Lola's touring exhibition, Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels here

Image: Maireener Shells, 2014, John Leeming