The Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens hosts artist Vikki Parsley presenting traditional Aboriginal weaving techniques. She is a knowledgeable and generous teacher, artist, Aboriginal Heritage Consultant and possum cloak maker. Probably a lot more too! My daughter and I made these two baskets from lomandra, with emu feather and stringy bark highlights. Until now, I had viewed lomandra as a prickly nuisance. Did you know it tastes like green peas!? I loved learning about the aboriginal perspectives of the materials which surround me every day, and look forward to incorporating elements into my designs.
PS Onya Bruce Pascoe and Dark Emu!
>>>III<<< Summer School Exhibition
It’s amazing what can be achieved in such a short time! Here are the artisans who donated their time this summer in Normanville in South Australia to pass on their knowledge, as well as a sample of the great work done by the Australian Latvian Summer School participants. Inese Cepleniece (linen: check Vik’s shirt!), Iveta Leitase (weaving), Ilze Svarcs (jewellery), Viktor Svarcs (wood),