Tuesdays, 16th and 30th of November
Shout Meeting Room, Building 1, Pearce Community Centre, Collette Place Pearce.
A two part vessel weaving workshop with Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta and Kamilaroi artist Angela Jane Pisciotta. This is an interesting and unique exploration where participants use a range of materials to create their own woven vessel. Combining industrial and natural fibres and integrating found objects, participants learn traditional weaving techniques whilst creating a contemporary and personal object. This workshop series is open to 10 participants.
$80 per person. Bookings essential, via Trybooking.
First session – 9:30-12:30pm, Tuesday 16th November
This will be an introductory focus on stitching and coiling techniques, where you will learn to incorporate new materials and build your form focusing on a round or oval shape.
Second session – 9:30-12:30pm, Tuesday 30th November
Design details and thinking ahead. Consider and plan features like bases, handles and lids; colour, texture and the overall proportions whilst introducing personal materials and embellishments.
Angela Pisciotta is the founder of Emuly Gatherings a small Indigenous family enterprise with 3 main artists, Angela Jane, daughter Naomi Rose, and Elder Bertha Firebrace. Angela is a Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta woman from Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi country and has worked alongside Traditional Ngunnawal custodians and other organisations in Canberra, Gilgandra and across the nation, learning and teaching the art of traditional coil basket weaving, jewellery making and children’s cultural activities. Be inspired by these cultural and creative workshops and get connected to a contemporary approach of traditional and modern fused artistry. Angela and Naomi will gracefully guide participants into the ancient and living skill of weaving and jewellery making.