All are invited to attend the biannual exhibition of Basketmakers of Victoria at Collingwood Gallery from Saturday 17 November to Thursday 29 November.
Entitled 'Between the Weave,' the group exhibition showcases dynamic traditional, sculptural and contemporary pieces highlighting 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. Living here in Australia's "Garden State", Melbourne's fibre artists have a wide variety of natural resources for basket making.
Come and discover the display and meet the friendly artists. There will be 3 members on duty every day at the Gallery (gallery hours) with daily demonstrations and all displayed pieces will be available for sale.
The official opening is on Saturday 17 November, 2pm-4pm. The Guest Speaker is Dr Kevin Murray, Senior Vice President of the World's Crafts Council Asia Pacific and Editor of Garland Magazine. The exhibition will then be open from 11am to 4pm Monday to Thursdays, 11am to 8pm on Fridays, 10am to 8pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Entry is FREE.
The exhibition will then be open from 11am to 4pm Monday to Thursdays, 11am to 8pm on Fridays, 10am to 8pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. Entry is FREE.
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 (150 members) 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!
The Cottage is located at: Wattle Park, 1012 Riversdale Road, Burwood 3125, Victoria Australia. Melways Map 60 J3 / Tram stop No: 58