12.00pm – 4.00pm Sunday 10 October 2021


Create your own jewelled grass vessel encrusted with your own personal and meaningful items.

Crafted Baroque Baskets are small grass vessels with highly embroidered surfaces. As a gifted fibre textile artist, Nalda will show you how to create your own unique jewelled basket encrusted with your own personal and meaningful items such as broaches, shells, beads, seeds, jewellery, and even bones.

Bring your own decorative pieces to this workshop and learn how to incorporate them into a beautiful design. As well as embellishments, participants are requested to bring some coloured rags, needles, scissors, coloured embroidery threads or cottons beads.

Refreshments will be provided.

IOTA21: Craft Baroque Baskets with Nalda Searles

Please register as spaces are limited. Refreshments will be served.
John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Building 200A, Bentley Campus, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
For further information, visit jcg.curtin.edu.au or call (08) 9266 4155. If you have special requirements to enable you to participate in this event, please contact JCG. For more information about AccessAbility services at Curtin University please visit curtin.edu.au

The John Curtin Gallery co-presents the central international exhibition with Fremantle Arts Centre for this new festival of contemporary craft IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial. 

The artists in the inaugural Indian Ocean Craft Triennial: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday are guided by principles of craft as a social practice capable of enhancing community innovation, collaboration and economic improvement. 

Blending traditional practice with contemporary materials and expressions they explore themes such as ceremony, colonisation, gender politics, ritual, and culture. Works include ceramics, fibre and textiles, weaving and painting.