I would like to acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung, who are the Traditional Owners of the land where I work and live. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I particularly want to acknowledge Dja Dja Wurrung weavers and pay my respects to their efforts to pass on traditional knowledge to the … More Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners
The weather was perfect for the outdoor workshop held by Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens at the Plant Craft Cottage last Saturday November 20. I led 8 participants through an open step-by-step process to make small birds using sculptural techniques and the basketry technique of random weaving or interlacing. The ladies shown dedication in their … More Random weaving small birds from flax
This inaugural festival showcased Artists from Ballarat and beyond, who provided a full weekend of workshops for the community. On Sunday October 17, I showed how to Weave Birds in an intimate workshop at the Buninyong RSL Hall. I look forward to participating in this festival again next year!
Here are some pictures of the art installation that was created for Wild Weaving at the Newstead Arts Hub on the weekend of Saturday July 31 and Sunday August 1. I have already posted photos of the workshops, but I didn’t take any good photos of the entire installation during the weekend…so here they are! … More Wild Weaving at NAH – Installation views…
Wild Weaving was a community art project held last weekend (Sat 31st July and Sun 1st Aug) at the Newstead Arts Hub. A series of 4 workshops were held over 2 days when interested people from Newstead and beyond made birds out of a range of natural materials and added them to an evolving art … More Wild Weaving at NAH
Wearing masks indoors did not dampen the enthusiasm at the Sculptural Basketry workshop last Saturday 12th June. Towards the start of the workshop I asked, “Who has worked with wire?” and no-one put their hand up! Despite this, beginners wrangled with wire and natural materials (muehlenbeckia & silver birch branches) to make beautiful work. Not … More Sculptural Basketry at Creswick Neighbourhood Centre
On Saturday May 1 I helped a group to make birds and on Sunday May 2 participants made platypuses. That night what drama! Wangaratta knew how to say goodbye, with a spectacular thunder and lightening storm featuring beautiful grey skies. So…Art, Community, Environment, Seasons…this working holiday had it all!
Here are the platypuses made by the community in Wangaratta for Across the Arts. They have visited GoTafe, the Wangaratta Art Gallery and who knows where next!
It was great to have a quiet day yesterday after a flurry of activity! I stitched the flax surfaces on to finish the feet of the platypuses. Thanks to Pam, for cooking me vegetable lasagna for dinner. So generous of her to share this incredible place in the Warby Ranges. No more photos, until the … More Day 4 – Community Artwork for Across the Arts
Many hands returned for Day 3 so they must be enjoying it! Willow and flax has been transformed into forms that are starting to resemble platypuses. Lovely people and place, even the weather is fantastic In Wangaratta!