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Alice Hesse: Nature Inspired Weaving


Alice Hesse: Nature Inspired Weaving

10 May 2024 – 15 Jun 2024

Alice Hesse learned weaving techniques from the Yolngu women of Mapuru in North East Arnhem land, known as The Arnhem Weavers. Alice’s early works were made from pandanus, prepared and dyed with natural materials in Arnhem land. Nowadays, she mostly uses New Zealand flax from her garden and commercially available raffia, often incorporating local driftwood into her designs.

Says Alice, “Weaving allows me to stay mindful and creatively engaged with the natural world. While I begin with a basic shape, the creative process evolves subconsciously during weaving, letting each piece take its own form.

“I am deeply thankful to the women of Mapuru for their generosity in sharing their traditional weaving skills with me and inspiring me to pursue my own creative path.”

Image: Alice Hesse, Sperm Whale, Vine and New Zealand Flax

Gallery Details

East Gippsland Art Gallery
2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale VIC 3875
T: +61 (0)3 5153 1988
W: eastgippslandartgallery.org.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays.
Entry is free.

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.