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Flowing Loops - Walkshop at Sir William Fry Reserve, Cheltenham

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Embroidery mapping walkshop

Join Dan Koop and Aoife Billings for an introduction to the ~FLOWING LOOPS~ journey and a hands on session teaching you how to embroider your own mini map. We will provide all the materials and will cater for all levels of embroidery experience - beginner to experienced embroiders are all welcome!

Aoife & Aaron Billings are sibling creatives who grew up in Aspendale and hand embroidered the fabric maps for each ~FLOWING LOOP~ location that document artist walks from Cheltenham to Box Hill.

Led by Dan Koop, ~FLOWING LOOPS~ is a temporary public art program that has taken inspiration from the flows, loops and lines of the Suburban Rail Loop. When built, the new rail line will alter the flows of people through our urban landscape but we’ve investigated the types of flow that already exist in the region, such as flows of water, exchanges of knowledge and the relationships between human, animal and plant species of the unique catchments of the Mordialloc Creek and KooyongKoot (Gardiners Creek).

We acknowledge Country, land and waterways of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to the ongoing custodianship of elders, past, present and future.

More information is below or please see our website at 

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Please Dress for the Weather:

It may be wet or cold, or dry and hot, and we will be doing some gentle walking so please come prepared for the outdoors. We’ll retreat to undercover seating areas if the weather gets too much!


This is an outdoor event that will engage multiple senses. When booking please advise us of your access requirements and we can discuss your needs. 

As we move around Sir William Fry Reserve the group will stay on paved surfaces. We anticipate traversing no more than 1km over the course of the walkshop.

For more information about Sir Willam Fry Reserve please see information from the City of Kingston: 

Travel to Sir William Fry Reserve:
  • By Public Transport - Southland Station is just across Bay St, about 600m away (Google Maps)
  • By Car - Parking is available on site via the Nepean Hwy Service Rd (Google Maps)

~FLOWING LOOPS~ is supported by:
  • Suburban Rail Loop - This artistic program has been supported by the Suburban Rail Loop East’s Community Projects Fund. Please see more about the Community Projects Fund here: 
  • Deakin University - Dan Koop is a PhD researcher at Deakin University, exploring the possibilities of Temporary Public Art in urban environments. Please see more about Dan Koop’s research here:
  • With more community groups welcome to support and engage with the program! If you’re connected to a local community group that loves nature or works to enhance your local outdoor spaces, please get in touch here: 

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