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Weaving Eucalypts Project | Liz Williamson

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Weaving Eucalypts Project | Liz Williamson

24 Feb 2024 – 14 Apr 2024

This collaborative project by weaver Liz Williamson explores local colour, cultural connections, and shared weaving traditions. In 2020, Williamson began inviting colleagues in Australia and India to colour fabric with eucalyptus leaves collected locally. Once received in her studio, Williamson wove the fabric into panels referencing the traditions of woven rag rugs.

Since 2021, the project has expanded to connect with more colleagues in Australia and India as well as other countries touched by the Indian Ocean – Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Thailand. Extending from Williamson’s research into Australian natural dye plants, the Weaving Eucalypts Project features 100 panels woven by Williamson with fabric dyed by 60 collaborators with over 50 eucalypts species identified and sourced from over 50 locations.

A UNSW Galleries touring exhibition.

Image: Liz Williamson, Weaving Eucalypts Project 2020-22, (detail, installation view UNSW Galleries), Silk dyed by artists in Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa with locally sourced eucalyptus leaves, bark or twigs; dyed silk handwoven as weft into a linen and cotton warp. Photo: Jacquie Manning.

Gallery Details

Wangaratta Art Gallery
56 Ovens Street
Wangaratta VIC 3677
T: 03 5722 0865
E: 
gallery@wangaratta.vic.gov.au
W: wangarattaartgallery.com.au

Opening Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays and during exhibition Installations.
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.