Fibre Basket Makers of the ACT – From Plant to Basket

Australian National Botanic Gardens Information Centre Gallery
12  to 30 June 2019 with opening reception 15 June at 2pm

This exhibition showcases the skills of the Fibre Makers of the ACT using Australian native plants. The exhibitors are:  Trish Flynn, Katherine Culross, Deborah Faeyrglenn, Janet Meaney, Leonie Lucey, Jenny Cooper, Ann McMahon, Adrienne Nicholson, Gabrielle Powell, Christiane Keller, Brenda Lander and Julia Ware.

Listen to Barbie’s interview with fibre basket makers

The exhibition opening speaker is Meri Peach, a basketry artist, fibre sculptor and educator, with a previous career in biology (including marine ecology, zoology and botany). Ms Peach is also as an illustrator, who is currently writing a book on the history of Australian basketry. She is a founding member and former President of Basketry NSW.

Info at https://parksaustralia.gov.au/botanic-gardens/do/whats-on/exhibitions/from-plant-to-basket/

Image Bloom, work in progress by Deb Faeryglenn courtesy the artist.