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Oceanic Arts Gathering – invitation to join Wendy Nash

Wendy Nash was born and raised on King Island and is a lover of all things Oceanic – especially her discoveries and studies of the world of seaweeds, which began for her as a child on the island.

Currently writing a book on seaweeds, Wendy is keen to return to her roots for further exploration – connecting with Islanders to explore oral traditions regarding seaweeds and their use in arts, food, science etc

This gathering will invite you to look closely at some of King Island’s seaweeds, learn how to press them, discuss properties and uses across a broad range of applications, including:

Foods & vitamins
The arts – natural dyes, sculpture, weaving
Indigenous connections
Historical discoveries & current uses

Exploring ‘felt senses’ with regard to oceans and seaweeds, this gathering is free, however, limited to ten participants.

Thursday 6 February

11am – 3pm

Please RSVP to Emma Little via email or phone 03 6462 9000.

Please bring something to share for lunch

This gathering will be followed by a three day workshop in May (20-22) titled ‘Ocean Gleaning’, which will be run in conjunction with Jacky Williams. Jacky is a Doctor of the Environment, lecturer, weaver, boutique farmer and lover of the ocean and Tasmania. More details to follow.