Traditional Basket Weaving

As a child, Elaine recalls gathering basket grass with her mother and Aunty Pat (Harrison). Hearing stories from the old days, Elaine learnt traditional weaving and the importance of patience. She also learnt how to incorporate rare red reeds into unique baskets designs. The resulting distinctive pattern, which will never fade, enables the basket to be identified as being a Terrick design from East Gippsland due to the method and grasses used.

Elaine was born in Bairnsdale and is the daughter of Edith Terrick (O’Rourke) and John Terrick. Elaine has a connection to the Wurundjeri people through her father and to the Bidawal people on her mother’s side.

6th Jun 2018

East Gippsland Art Gallery
Artform: Craft
Booking info: Gallery members - $75 per person Non-members - $85 per person Places are limited and bookings are essential. For more information and to book phone 5153 1988. 10.30am - 3.30pm Materials and lunch supplied
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6th Jun 2018 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875