Basketry NSW Annual Exhibition has an exhibition on for two days only: Sunday 4th and Friday 9th August 2013; 10 am till 4 pm. Cremorne Sydney

Basketry NSW is showcasing members work in an exhibition of contemporary basketry and fibre sculpture, titled “What’s a basket”. Two of my sculptures will be featured including Forest Dreaming and Skipping Stones.

The exhibition is designed to change people’s perception of what a basket is. In conjunction, workshops and an open day will give people the opportunity to experience this wonderful art.

What’s a basket? Once upon a time it was a container with a practical purpose, usually made from plant materials. Recently, basketry has undergone a radical reinvention.

Now all kinds of aesthetic pieces are made using ancient basketry techniques such as coiling, weaving, twining, netting and knotting – but with non-traditional materials, perhaps retaining only a vestige of “containerness”, and not necessarily performing the function of holding physical objects within.

At the same time, contemporary basket makers continue to celebrate traditional forms and plant materials. This exhibition by members of Basketry NSW Inc. showcases a range of work that will expand your view of what a basket is.

Venue: The Mezzanine Gallery, Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre, Matora Lane (off Young St), Cremorne, NSW

More information on the Basketry NSW Facebook page.