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Fibre Basketmakers of the ACT

The Fibre Basketmakers of the ACT are based in Canberra, Australia. The group has been meeting regularly for more than ten years to share basketry skills and knowledge, arrange demonstrations, exhibitions and events, and providing mutual support. Beginners are welcome and when there is sufficient interest, classes can be arranged.

Meetings are at 2-5pm on the second Saturday every month (unless otherwise advised) at the Downer Community Centre, 2 Frencham Place, Downer, ACT. If you would like to be placed on the email list and receive information about meeting and other activities, email Jenny Cooper at cypkom (at) netspeed.com.au and provide your:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Phone; and
  • Email contact


Group Activities........

Cumbungi Gathering - Each December, with permission from Territory and Muicipal Services (TAMS), members of the Fibre Basket Makers of the ACT gather Cumbungi from a selected site on one of Canberra's wetland areas or lakes.

Next Demonstration - Hands On at Downer!....Random weave with Muhlenbeckia 14 March. Material will be available.

Forthcomming workshops -
Maori Weave workshop with Canberra Glaworks Artists in Residence Ruth Port and Mandy Sunlight, Saturday 7 March. Click herer for information and booking details.

Visiting artist Jackie Abrams (USA) will deliver a two day intensive workshop at Strathnairn on 21 and 22 March. Click here for registration info and for more about the artist click here.

Next Baketry Gathering - The Baksetmakers of Victoria will host the next Gathering, which takes place every two years in a different location. Its aim is to provide a peaceful, friendly and stimulating residential environment where basketmakers can meet to discuss shared interests and learn from each other. For information about the next gathering, 2015, hosted by the Basketmakers of Victoria go to: https://www.facebook.com/BasketryGatheringAustralia

In 2013 Basketry ACT Inc and the Fibre Basketmakers of the ACT managed the 2013 Basketry Gathering. See more about it on this website.

In 2011 the Gathering was hosted by Basktmakers of Tasmania at Port Sorell. For a round-up click here.

Ann McMahon, ACT Community Cultural Inclusion Officer
Studio2, Belconnen Arts Centre,
118 Emu Bank,
PO Box 183 Belconnen, ACT 2617.
Phone: (02) 6173 3320 (w)

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