Weaving Through Seasons and Cycles with Sally Holliday

Weaving through Seasons and Cycles

With Sally Holliday

A FREE Infuse Workshop

Supported by our Infuse donors

Gungahlin Arts

Saturday 5 October, 1-4pm, Gungaderra Homestead

Belco Arts

Saturday 12 October, 12:30-3:30pm, Generator Gallery

Whitlam

Saturday 19 October, 12:30-3:30pm, Whitlam Mingle Hub

*Participation in these workshops is free for all, but places are strictly limited. We appreciate your support by not booking a place unless you are sure that you will attend. We also ask that you only book into one of the above sessions to make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy this experience.

There is something infinitely healing
in the repeated refrains of nature…
The assurance that dawn comes after night,
and spring after winter.

– Rachel Carson

Amidst the many competing demands and frenetic pace of life, this workshop invites you to slow down and reconnect with your inner wild nature. Through the mindful art of weaving, you will create a small wall hanging harnessing the beauty and wisdom of the natural world. Working with a large tapestry needle and raffia fibre, you’ll first learn a basic coil-building technique, spiralling out from the centre stitch by stitch to build your base. You can then embellish your weaving with nature elements (shells, feathers etc).


About Sally Holliday

Sally Holliday is a nature connection facilitator and practising art therapist. Her personal arts practice is centred around mixed media assembly and weaving. She often incorporates found objects, repurposed materials, and elements from the natural world. Sally discovered basket weaving in 2020 (at the height of the covid pandemic) and was immediately drawn to the craft for its meditative qualities. She has since participated in solo and group exhibitions, created commissioned works, and taught workshops across the Canberra region.

Instagram: @seasons_of_self

More about our 2024 Infuse workshops

We are all connected to the natural world around us in many ways, and this year, our free infuse workshops focus in on these connections.  

From inspiring awe and wonder for nature through stitching, drawing and watercolours, to exploring creative techniques that have a reduced environmental impact by using recycled materials, Infuse will give you a taste of some of the many ways to bring in a little more connection to nature in your creativity.

Each workshop is led by professional artists who will take to through structured activities that draw from their own creative practices.  Workshops are suitable for people of all levels of creative experience and no prior knowledge is required. 

Workshops are designed with adults in mind, however enthusiastic children and young people are also welcome.  Please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Infuse is supported by our generous donors, Belco Arts works with artists every day to realise their ambitions and connect them with the community. Through Infuse, you can donate directly to Belco Arts and boost our whole program. This is the perfect way to support Belco Arts as an ambitious, sustainable, welcoming and inclusive arts organisation for years to come. for more information or to contribute, click here

Infuse Whitlam workshops are generously supported by the Suburban Land Agency’s Whitlam Mingle program. Mingle is a community program designed to build vibrant communities within new estates in the ACT.

Infuse Gungahlin Workshops are held at Gungaderra Homestead – home of the Canberra Environment Centre. We’re delighted to be working alongside these folks who empower people to create a sustainable future for the Canberra community by supporting lifelong behavioural change.