|Bendigo Art Gallery online, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550|
Please note this is an online event.
Many First Nations Artists from Anindilyakwa Arts Centre have their work displayed in the Piinpi; Contemporary Indigenous Fashion. Book your place for this one off workshop with master weavers to make your own basket using ghost nets.
About the Workshop;
Lost and forgotten fisherman’s netting, known as ‘Ghost Nets’, are a major environmental threat to sea life throughout the world. Large amounts of these nets are found and removed from the beaches of Groote Eylandt in East Arnhem Land by the Anindilyakwa sea rangers on Groote Eylandt. Often these nets are entrapped endangered animals, dead and alive.
Anindilyakwa women have been preventing these nets from becoming landfill, making them into artwork using bush dyed and recycled fabric, to utilize this environmental threat in a creative way and also to share the story of this problem in a positive and creative fashion.
Sit together with master weavers from Anindilyakwa Arts to hear more about this story and learn to make your own ghost net basket from bush dyed fabric and ghost nets collected by the Anindilyakwa Sea Rangers.
For more information about Anindilyakwa Arts Centre, visit https://anindilyakwaarts.com.au/
How to book and attend;
Bookings are required, $90 per person which includes postage. All materials supplied, however, participants are invited to bring along a special piece of pre-loved fabric or clothing to share and weave with.
Weaving kits will be sent to participants from Anindilyakwa Arts Centre to postal address. An email from Bendigo Art Gallery will be sent to those booked in with a link on how to join the session an hour before the workshop time. The Weaving Kits contain ghost net, a sewing needle, and bush dyed fabric balls.
Bookings are essential by the 29th of November 2020 to ensure all materials arrive to participants before the workshop date.
About the Artists;
Anindilyakwa women are increasingly gaining National and International recognition for their contemporary bush dyed textiles and fashion line. This includes screen printed and digital designed fabrics, seed and shell jewelry and weavings from pandanas & ghost nets. Their innovative take on traditional fibre arts practice has been showcased in esteemed awards including the Woolhara Small Sculpture Prize, The Ravenswood Women’s Art Award, The Telstra NATSIAA Awards and the National Indigenous Fashions Awards. Sit with master weavers from the Groote Eylandt Archipeligo to learn the basics to weave baskets using ghost nets, along with recycled fabrics