|January 3, 2016|
|60 Hearn Rd, Mt. Martha, VIC|
|Art and Community Engagement|
Content continually being updated for our 2017 festival. Keep an eye on this page for future updates.
THE WEAVER’S DEN – LEARN TO BASKET WEAVE!
You are invited to learn basket weaving, an ancient craft women have performed for centuries down to the present moment. This artform inspires primal feelings of belonging, wisdom and sanctity, which naturally empowers the feminine.
Drop in, sit in circle and let our experienced weaving facilitators share, teach and inspire you to work with this grounding art.
FACILITATED BY: Monika Poray, Mish Ka, Renae Bahloo and Anika Goldfeather
Mishka’s basket weaving practice has been life long, inspired directly by her experiences with; her celtic grandmother, Croation aunty and aboriginal weavers from remote communities around kununarra in WA. She has been facilitating basket weaving workshops for over 5 years. Mishka has qualifications in Fine Art and Art Therapy with rich respective practices in both fields, ranging through various mediums from blacksmithing, performance art, watercolours and art therapy workshops.
Poray Monika is a practicing artist and passionate weaver. She has qualifications in Fine Art and Public Art, including Education. She has also studied traditional weaving techniques in Arnhem Land and Senégal, West Africa. Monika has been running weaving workshops for over 5 years and enjoys teaching Kids Art and Life Drawing. In her own practice, Monika portrays weaving to express the geometries in nature.
Shelley Krycer is an artist, maker and forager who has lovingly found these passions intersect with the ancient craft of basket weaving. Offering new ways to interact with her surroundings, the growth of plants through the seasons, meditative processes and heart felt sustainability, she has found much richness in her journey with basket weaving . Shelley facilitates basket weaving and art workshops with groups, always inspired by what can unfold when we gather together to create.
I began weaving at seven sisters 2016 and fell in love. The very process of bringing fibres together in such an ancient way with women of all creeds surrounding me, the very creative and meditative process spurred on the passion to create with nature.
I am an Art Therapist, who facilitates creative gatherings within which people connect in with themselves, their innate creativity and nature. Making baskets beside rivers and under old trees helps me to ground and centre myself. I hope this process connects you with what I’ve experience and opens you up to a world of creative potential.
RUNNING ALL WEEKEND
CO-CREATIVE COMMUNITY LABYRINTH
A labyrinth, is a meditation maze which will be created using a sand base. It will be open to the community to walk and add adornments to it’s structure over the weekend.
You can leave offerings of candles, flowers, crystals and prayers and then partake in the Saturday night ritual labyrinth walk which will be accompanied by live improvised trance music from the Ritual space on the Saturday night.
Located next to the Ritual Space.
The internationally esteemed April Showers and her team, will create a 3D mandala offering. Three metres in diameter with mixed organic materials, coloured sand and botanicals. Creation open to patrons to participate and design features, plus make-a-wish sand pots for anyone to place wishes. Each dusk, mandala candles will be lit while a choir sings. All are welcome to join in.
INNER COLOUR AND BODY PAINTING STATION
Inner Colour (Andra) is an international visionary artist specialising in fine art body painting, avant-garde make-up and UV-reactive painting.
COMMUNITY FACE AND BODY PAINTING STATION
Cosmic Facepaint (Jacqui Palazzo), Conscious Colour (Soraya O’Dea) and Liquid Love (Rochelle Church) will unleash the magical goddess within, creating colourful, sparkling adornment to mirror the soul, bringing out the true essence of their clients. Relax and enjoy the healing energy and intention which is channelled through their sacred face and body paint.
A relaxed, safe & welcoming space for maidens in which to create, learn, connect, move, share, laugh & digest the festival. The space hosts an informal program aimed specifically at young women, involving a range of collaborators. The Maiden’s Lounge honours the specific needs and wisdom of maidens and is excited by all they can offer!
MORE SPACES TO COME… keep an eye on the page for future updates