Photo:  Greta Costello

Photo:  Greta Costello


Weaving Workshops with Aunty Marilyne Nicholls

7 July to 8 September 2018 from 2pm to 4pm

Each Saturday - 10 Sessions in total

Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Old Fire Station, Neil St, Maryborough

Join us in this exciting workshop tutored by Marilyne Nicholls, elder, Victorian Indigenous weaver and painter.   Aunty Marilyne has lived most of her life around the Murray (Milloo) River system and its waterways.   She was encouraged to learn how to weave by her mother and taught where to find and how to harvest the native grasses that she uses for weaving.    Marilyn won the Deadly Art Award at the 2008 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. 

The techniques Aunty Marilyne uses in her weaving intwine together the characteristic nature of the grasses, combined with her knowledge and skillful weaving practice to produce woven art forms of mats and baskets. 

Over 10 weeks you will learn the process of traditional weaving and complete at least one piece.

Your work will form part of an exciting exhibition titled "Never-ending Journey" to be held in Tren Du Bourg Hall in October 2018.  This is a joint exhibition by local artist Nyrel Saunders, Printmaker and Painter, and Marilyne Nicholls, Master Weaver.   The exhibition will include prints, hangings, sculpture, videos and historical mining equipment, providing a visual history of the goldfields and the changes that have occurred since the gold rush.

For bookings, contact Nyrel Saunders on 0487 402 478 or The Central Goldfields Gallery on 03 5460 4588.

$100 per person (including materials) only 10 places available - concessions if applicable are available on request.   50% (non-refundable) payment to be made at time of booking, balance at start of workshop.