Sunday Session: Story Baskets
With Angela Pisciotta
Sunday 30 June & 28 July 2019> 2-4pm
Create your own miniature coiled story basket as a keepsake. This traditional Indigenous basket weaving skill shows the beauty of humble objects that we hold dearly in our culture. Work with Angela and be inspired by her use of raffia, yarn and Indigenous printed fabrics and native fibres, including locally-sourced grasses, feathers, bark and gum nuts from her grandmother’s country. Students will learn of the traditional coil button hole weaving technique along with skills such as how to shape and form a vessel into the size they would like to achieve. Students will explore their own stories by incorporating materials and found objects, such as odd earrings, broken jewellery, textiles or personal memorabilia. Each student’s work will be unique, expressing the maker’s personal story.
Due to high demand, a second class will be happening on Sunday 28th July! enrolments to start soon.
About Angela Pisciotta >
Angela Pisciotta is a Wiradjuri woman who has called Canberra home for over 24 years. Baskets and woven vessels have been a passion of Angela’s for a long time and she sees them as a gift she can share with others. Angela’s work tells a story about her journey as an Indigenous artist and belonging to family and friends within her mother’s country (Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta) and her father’s country (Kamilaroi). Angela considers her Ngunnawal people as family, saying “I have reclaimed and found that being an artist is a true gift and is true to my heart, it connects me to my communities, Country and culture.” Angela enjoys teaching and sharing her expertise and knowledge with the broader community.
All materials will be provided.
Please note, enrolment closes one week prior to the workshop.
More info >
Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.