Buchan Caves Reserve is closed due to an unforeseen weather event. Visitors are advised to take care and please adhere to warnings, road closures and advice provided by emergency services across the shire.

 

East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

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"My exhibits are an expression of the experiences in nature that have inspired my creativity. I learnt some basics of weaving from the Yolngu women of Mapuru North East Arnhemland (The Arnhem Weavers) during my time working in the community. However, most of my weaving has deviated from the traditional forms, and I have used my skills instead to experiment with sculpting mainly ocean creatures. Whilst my initial pieces were of pandanus, prepared and dyed from natural materials in Arnhemland, I now weave primarily with New Zealand flax from my garden in combination with commercially available raffia. Often, I incorporate local drift wood into my pieces. Weaving is something that allows me to be mindful and to explore my creativity whilst observing and connecting with the natural world. Although I start most of my pieces with a basic shape, the subconscious creative process comes into play as I weave, and I have come to understand that the weaving finds its own way.

I am immensely grateful to the women of Marpuru for generously sharing their traditional weaving techniques with me and for inspiring me to embark on my own creative journey. " Alice Hesse 2024


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