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Murray Arts Connect + Weave Workshop

Local First Nation Weavers will host an intimate weaving workshop with local community by the banks of the Murray River on Sunday, 20 October 2019 1 pm – 3 pm.

Coil and stitch basketry are long-established Indigenous fibre artforms in the Murray River region. Traditionally coiled baskets were made in many shapes and sizes, ranging from small round baskets to large oval baskets that were used to carry babies. Every stitch creates a bigger story; revealing its maker, the land it was made on and the reason it was made.

This hands-on weaving workshop will guide you through the contemplative weaving process. Led by two local First Nations weavers Marg Murray (Barkindji) and Valda Murray (Yorta Yorta) on the banks of the Murray River on Gateway Island. Sit by the river. Listen and share. Weave your story.

All materials, a weaving starter kit and morning tea will be provided.
This workshop is for everyone and is suitable for ages 12+

Maximum group size is 12 people and bookings are essential.

$60 per person.

Workshop length 2 hours.

This workshop is a partnership between burraja gallery, the regions only dedicated local Aboriginal art gallery and two of our local First Nations weavers.

Book online here 

If you miss out on a spot, email us at and we’ll pop your name on a waitlist.


Image credit: Murray Arts