Learn the art of weaving with Gomeroi artist Mona Fernando using beautiful hand-dyed raffia!
Suitable for beginners or for those who have done some weaving, but would like to refine their skills.
Saturday 11 November 10am-2pm
Ticket price: $90
All materials are included in the workshop fee.
Mona’s work will be familiar to many locals, she is an indigenous artist of the Gomeroi clan. She has always had a love of her culture and all arts and crafts but her work mainly consists of a creative weaving practice including woven wall art and baskets and coolamon (vessels which have always been used for gathering and carrying seeds and berries). Mona uses locally sourced materials including rope and grasses.
Mona’s takes many hours to produce each item, sourcing and weaving and mixing colours and textures to create each highly individual piece. Her work is an evolving practice as she connects spiritually with elders, materials and community, carrying storylines and knowledge from her elders past and present for future generations.