In this half-day workshop you will learn the ancient basketry technique of Random Weaving which has been used since the beginning of humanity. You will have the opportunity to transform ordinary natural found objects into something extraordinary.
Using the natural fibre of Bangalow Palm inflorescence (seedpods) you will weave a sculptural form. By the end of the experience, you will have a sculptural basket and a deeper understanding of the wonderful art of weaving and your own creativity.
Plant material will be provided but workshop participants are encouraged to bring some Bangalow Palm inflorescence that has been dampened a few hours before the workshop. While this is not essential, working with material that you have found yourself can be an important part of the process. Bangalow Palm inflorescence can be found in the coastal suburbs of Sydney. If you are unsure what Bangalow Palm inflorescence look like, a website image search will assist you.
Catriona Pollard’s unique sculptural work uses foraged plant material and traditional basketry techniques to showcase nature and the beauty it shares with us. She’s had solo exhibitions, numerous group and selected exhibitions and has been shortlisted as Emerging Artist of the Year Craft NSW and finalist in numerous art prizes and awards including the North Sydney Art Prize and Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize. Her work is profiled across major art and design media and is featured nationally in galleries, high end design spaces and private collections.
Catriona Pollard: Exhalation of the Trees is on exhibition in the InProfile space from 22 September – 2 December 2018.
This workshop is part of Sydney Craft Week 2018.