Circular Basket Weaving Workshop with Sienna Barton
Workshop Concept: Come spend a relaxing afternoon immersed in making colourful sculptural forms from post-consumer materials. Created from largely recycled and reclaimed materials, Sienna will teach you how to make a small coiled basket using her lovingly curated colour palette. These vessels are sure to be cherished. Attendees will leave with: the skills to make their own hand-woven basket (and an instructional pamphlet in case they forget), a finished basket or enough materials to finish their vessel at home.
Artist Bio: Sienna Barton is a Naarm-based painter and textile artist. Freshly graduating from the MFA program at RMIT University, her artistic practice is obsessive and time-consuming. Often serving as a means of soothing fidgety fingers, her work seeks to transform anxious energy into tangible works of art. She’s currently focusing on understanding her relationship to colour: why pink features so prolifically and why red makes her cringe. Her textile works utilise discarded materials from local clothing labels and her own wardrobe, while others are collected by her grandparents during their weekly trips to the op shop. It’s a true labour of love, and each thread has an embodied history.