On the 22nd to the 24th of March (and 2 more workshopsn- see dates below) we will cover the stages of creating a large bamboo public art piece.
We have a beautiful property showcasing clumping and running bamboo and a large house and cabin and property with bamboo examples (craft, interior and garden design) as well as a large bamboo shed/artisan space and also a bamboo small nursery. The house is beautiful with large verandahs and space for workshops, practical learning and also relaxing! We have river and pure drinkable creek frontage to enjoy. First in first served with a choice of a cabin for 2 ore more, a king bedroom, then lots of verandah space for camping as well as camping. All facillities and food provided. Lovely drop bath. Washing machine and Dryer. The venue is in Kalang Valley, 30 minutes from Bellingen NSW Australia. We are across the river, so its important we arrange when you arrive to meet you at the entrance and ferry across your items with our 4WD if you dont have one.
The workshops are about preparing for a large public art piece – which will be donated to the various events. You will get to learn all of the fundamentals of bamboo artisanship from harvest to natural treatment to preparing bamboo pieces for various designs and also working with huge bamboo with its connections. You get to learn lots so there is a basic cost to the workshop yet if you then commit to one or more of the Public Events, you get 50% off that event (either accommodation if free event for the time of set up, or a free ticket or part thereof, all valued at 50% of the price you paid for the workshop/s). This is to help us ensure we have people ready to be part of the install and/or deinstall crew. This will require 2 days prior and/or after the event. Some events are 5 days. Some 3. And 1 x 1 day. We can’t quite announce the events until a few weeks time, but they are sought after to attend and we will look to negotiate your way of enjoying the event. Some of you are dear friends and some of you are new to be friends – so we negotiate depending on your situation and we are very open to bartering or for you to bring food to the workshops Or… provide a 4WD and Trailer for when we harvest (workshop 1 & 2) offsite. Or… bring a chainsaw Or… Bring your power tools etc… We want you to find a way to join in!
Email us at [email protected] for the PDF file to show you the full design.
More pictures to come! This will be our year of doing large installations as we have taken the full circle of the bamboo journey. We have travelled the world to learn from the best, we have run, organised and attended workshops from propagation to craft to design to factory set up to building. Now its time for Art! This is a unique opportunity and who knows what our new journey will be next year!