Wearable Weaving Workshop 

Wearable Weaving Workshop 

We’re hosting a new event at Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery and we’d love to see you there.

Join us Saturday 5th of November  at 10.30 AM. 

One of the most complex and beautiful examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander technology is basket weaving—the myriad of local forms reflecting the diverse country of the people who make them.

Different plant fibres are used across Australia. Plants such as lomandra species (wetland grasses), lawyer cane (a spiky vine known as “wait-a-while” for its tenacious grip on unsuspecting passers-by), pandanus and black palm have all been well-documented as basket material.

Catering for beginners, this workshop with artist and curator Wangkangurru  person Marika Davies, will introduce you to wearable weaving objects using raffia. You will hear a conversation of the knowledge behind cultural weaving, the ways of knowing, being and doing. Marika will also give an insight into the curatorial rationale of her current exhibition Drifting Sands as part of this year’s Tarnanthi Festival at the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery.

  • Price: $65 waged. $45 concession. Limited numbers.
  • Venue: Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery (PPRAG) 3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie, Nukunu Yarta.
  • Price includes materials and afternoon tea.  
  • This is a ticketed event. Bookings essential
  • Sunday 7th November 2021,  10.30am – 1.30pm
  • Book Here

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to attend.

Contact  Tourism Centre for concession bookings. Concession bookings can be made in person at the centre with a valid concession card.   Limited places.  Pre booking is essential

This workshop is supported by Port Pirie Regional Council

Register soon because space is limited.

We hope you’re able to join us!