All are invited to attend the biennial exhibition of Basketmakers of Victoria at Yarra Sculpture Gallery, from 4 to 25 April 2021.
This one of a kind exhibition is entitled 'Title Pivot Point: Current Thoughts in Basketry'. 'Pivot' is an ideal word to describe our rapidly changing COVID-19 times as many businesses, people, schools and even basketmakers have been required to embrace change and do things differently (pivot) during the pandemic.
Immediate innovation is needed to respond to the continuous changes to working arrangements, business closures, plans and lockdown restrictions. As such, COVID-19 has also given us the time and opportunity to reflect on how we are currently living and to make the best of the situation - sometimes by transforming and pivoting to a new direction.
The dynamic traditional, sculptural and contemporary pieces in this exhibition reflect these thoughts.
Come and discover the diversity and artistry of talented local fibre artists. Basket making is regarded as one of the oldest crafts and pieces can be made from practically anything.
Explore the display and meet the friendly artists. There will be members on duty at the Gallery (gallery hours) with demonstrations and all displayed pieces will be available for sale.
The official opening is on Sunday 4 April, 2021, 2.00pm to 4.00pm. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Entry is FREE and all are welcome.
Basketmakers of Victoria Inc, located in Wattle Park, is a non-profit organisation established in 1986. From their first meeting located at the Melbourne Meat Market, they continue a 30-year journey learning and adapting within the craft of basketry. Whilst principally focused on natural fibre basketry, they also support eclectic interests, embracing traditional and contemporary practices and influences.
Find out more at www.basketmakersofvictoria.com.au. We hope to see you there!