When: Thursday 1 October 2020

Where: Camden Head Pilot Station, Camden Haven (4.5 hours drive from Sydney, 40 mins from Port Macquarie)

Cost: $195 inc GST and materials

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A full day workshop so you can make and finish a beautiful work of art!

It will be held in the beautiful heritage listed Camden Haven Pilot Station. Located at Dunbogan, 6km east of Laurieton. It occupies a magnificent Crown Land beachfront site overlooking Pilot and Wash House Beaches and the Camden Haven River Inlet, and adjoining Kattang Nature Reserve.

By the end of this course, not only will you have gorgeous baskets or wall sculpture, but you will be confident in this basketry technique.

Join this fun filled all day workshop with weaving expert Catriona Pollard and learn the random weave basketry technique using the wonderful Bangalow Palm inflorescence. The basketry workshop is all about exploration and play – not perfection. Experience and explore sculptural basketry techniques and learn how to create something from found organic material just using your hands and imagination.

It’s a small class so you get hands-on tuition from expert weaver, Catriona Pollard. Materials included, but if you have access to Bangalow Palm inflorescence then bring it along. Once booked, I’ll give you preparation notes.

Suitable for beginners, or intermediate weavers. If you’ve never done weaving before – perfect! You’ll love it and leave with finished a basket or sculpture.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to learn the ancient basketry technique of random weaving, but don’t know where to start.
  • You don’t have any experience or want to further develop your weaving.
  • You’re looking for a fun, relaxing creative outlet, and an enjoyable way to spend your downtime.

Catriona Pollard – Basketry artist and teacher

As a practicing basketry artist and teacher, her unique sculptural work offers glimpses of shapeshifting natural forms, from unnoticed branches, leaves and seedpods into stunning works that celebrate the abundance of nature.

She uses foraged and discarded plant material with traditional basketry and assemblage techniques to reimagine nature.

Her art is about truly seeing the extraordinary in everyday moments. Simply, it’s about being still, and letting the beauty surface.

She has had several solo exhibitions and exhibited extensively in selected and group exhibitions. She’s been finalist in many art awards including Emerging Artist of the Year Craft NSW, Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize, Northern Beaches Art Prize, North Sydney Art Prize, Warringah Art Prize, and Mosman Art Gallery.

She teaches sold out workshops in her studio in Sydney, week long residentials at art schools and also internationally.

Her artwork is profiled across major art and design media and is featured nationally in galleries, high end design spaces and private collections. Read more about at www.theartofweaving.com.au/about


Additional information

Parking/transport: There is free street parking available. We are only minutes walk from the Military Road bus stops including the B Line that service all North Shore lines on both sides of the road.

Refund policy: Refunds up to 7 days before the event.