NATURE IS ART

Basketry

I made my first basket while I visited my parents Christmas 2014 in Germany - out of pine needles from their garden. A bit rough and ready but I was hooked!

When I returned home to Adelaide I collected materials from my garden and made a few baskets out of agapanthus leaves. Pepper Street Art Gallery was looking for items for their exhibition “Renew” and I entered them under the title “Rescued from the compost Heap”.

I am still experimenting with different materials. Some of the baskets work better than others and a few still end up in the compost heap. I have taught a few workshops making pine needle baskets at Pepper Street Arts Centre.

I am a member of Basketry SA and exhibited at their show “Assemblage” at Urrbrae House in Adelaide in 2016.

Exhibitions:

  1.   “Renew” Pepper Street Arts Centre, Magill, Adelaide 2015

  2.   “Assemblage” Basketry SA exhibition, Urrbrae House, Adelaide 2016

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