Reclaim the Void is a bold cross-cultural project with a vision to ‘seal’ a mining pit in the northern Goldfields of Western Australia with a huge dot artwork made up of thousands of handmade circular rag rugs woven from discarded fabric.

Your weaving contributions may be: Beginning, Continuing, or Completing a Rug.

The workshop includes weaving, connecting, and contributing to this community space, learning how to weave a spoke-based woven rug, and learning how to set up a spoke-based loom. There will be facilitator support throughout the day, and cups of tea, coffee, and biscuits on tap.

What to know:

BYO lunch (or grab something from the local).

There is a small $10 charge to cover postage and fees.

All welcome. Most suitable for Adults & Keen Children (approx. 10yo+)

This workshop is running alongside the Earth & Sky Stories Exhibition by Karen Hopkins, Steffie Wallace, and Neil Wallace


We are offering this community workshop here in Naarm, Melbourne, gathering to weave a story of our collective love, respect, and wish to care for country. Reclaim the Void is a conversation about caring for country and its custodians, and it invites everyone to be part of that through small-scale acts that collectively make something very special. The elders share their wisdom with us in reminding us that “when we wound country, we wound ourselves, and end up with a scarred physical and cultural landscape. This project carries the desire for healing country, healing community, and healing ourselves. It is about acknowledging the hurt and contributing to restoration. It offers people the chance to learn about country and culture.” For us here in Melbourne, Naarm, we can be part of this small act and be part of healing the fractures in our own community as we contribute to the story of healing country in Western Australia.


Reclaim the void project
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Sat 18 / Feb 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM


26 Advantage Art & Gallery Space
26 Advantage Road, Highett, Victoria 3190 Australia



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