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Assemblage II: Basketry at the Botanic Gardens

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by Jo Harris (subscribe)
I love the things we have here in South Australia – the fabulous food, wine, people and places – beauty everywhere. And, for more beauty in my life, I own and operate a gorgeous little gallery called Mrs Harris’ Shop:
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Basket full of goodies
Basketry is an age-old craft. It's used in many cultures, past and present.

Basketry SA

Basketry SA members (and there are over a hundred in South Australia) have been getting together for more than thirty years. They make baskets and fibre sculptures – reflecting the traditions of basketry and its utilitarian and decorative uses.

It's only a short while since Basketry SA members packed up their recent successful Fringe exhibition, Assemblage, and they're already setting up Assemblage II.

Given that a large proportion of their functional containers and sculptural pieces are made from plant materials (along with waste fibre from gardens and beaches, and man-made materials), it's appropriate that their next presentation will be held at the Botanic Gardens.

As Assemblage (#I) was held in league with the Friends of Urrbrae House, so too will Basketry SA partner with the Friends of the Botanic Gardens, to show Assemblage II in the North Lodge at the Gardens.

Basketry SA
The relationship with the Botanic Gardens is no new affair – works by Basketry SA already grace the grounds.

Interest in such ancient crafts as basketry has been growing. Such enterprises offer a purity and simplicity that contribute to the well-being of our environments and people in general.

Basketry SA has inherited and embraced a rich legacy of basketry knowledge and techniques and enthusiastically works to keep the craft alive.

Basketry SA

Assemblage II opens on Saturday 16 April and is showing for only eight days. So, don't dally – make it an afternoon's outing to the delightful Botanic Gardens, head for the North Lodge on Plane Tree Drive between 10am and 3pm and enjoy the creations of Basketry SA members.

There's also a trading table featuring baskets for sale, so you can take your own piece of basketry away with you. Remember, baskets can be functional or decorative – there's sure to be something to appeal!

Basketry SA
Which one to choose - practical or pretty?

For enquiries about the exhibition, contact Basketry SA via email at, or on 0419 800 405.
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Why? Basketry and botanicals: what a great mix!
When: 16 - 24 April 2016
Phone: 0419 800 405
Where: North Lodge, Plane Tree Drive, Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, SA
Cost: free entry
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