Saturday, November 24, 2018

"Between the Weave"

Caught the train/tram to the Collingwood Gallery to view the exhibition of the Basketmakers of Victoria. 
17 - 29 November 2018. Free entry.
Basket making is regarded as one of the oldest crafts and pieces can be made from practically anything. Fibre artists have a wide variety of natural resources for basket making  living here in the garden state of Victoria.
The group exhibition showcases dynamic traditional, sculptural and contemporary pieces highlighting the diversity and artistry of talented local fibre artists. A selection of pieces I enjoyed.
Chatting to the ladies, they told me that they don't see the pieces that are on show till they are delivered to the Gallery. They were thrilled at the diversity of all the pieces.

 Beautiful feathers adorned this pot.

 The edging of this basket are dried fronds from a Brazilian tree that is growing at the Geelong Botanical Gardens. They must fall to the ground to ensure that they are dry and can't be pulled of the trunk. They retain their natural orange colour.
A traditional bowl.
The group meet at The Cottage, Wattle Park, Riversdale Road, Burwood.


  1. I found the ladies on duty to be both very informative and friendly. The works on display really stretched my ideas of basketweaving and it was good to see so many red "sold" stickers.

  2. They are very interesting baskets

  3. I like the Brazilian tree fronds basket!

  4. Great to see that skills are still there from which others can learn.