Local First Nation Weavers will host an intimate weaving workshop with local community by the banks of the Murray River.
Coil and stitch basketry are long-established Indigenous fibre artforms in the Murray River region. Traditionally coiled baskets were made in many shapes and sizes, ranging from small round baskets to large oval baskets that were used to carry babies. Every stitch creates a bigger story; revealing its maker, the land it was made on and the reason it was made.
This hands-on weaving workshop will guide you through the contemplative weaving process. Led by two local First Nations weavers Marg Murray (Barkindji) and Valda Murray (Yorta Yorta) on the banks of the Murray River on Gateway Island. Sit by the river. Listen and share. Weave your story.
All materials, a weaving starter kit and morning tea will be provided.
This workshop is for everyone and is suitable for ages 12+
Maximum group size is 12 people and bookings are essential.
$60 per person.
Workshop length 2 hours.
This workshop is a partnership between burraja gallery, the regions only dedicated local Aboriginal art gallery and two of our local First Nations weavers.
Murray Arts contributes directly to the arts and cultural lifeblood of the NE VIC/ Border region by working directly with individuals, communities and local government to assist them in developing the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Murray Arts gratefully acknowledges funding partners:
Murray Arts acknowledges the traditional custodians and caretakers of the land and waters on which we are privileged to work. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and encourage everyone to champion our emerging leaders of the future.