These colourful baskets are woven from pandanus fibres.

The Arnhem weavers

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

With the aim of protecting their culture and providing an income for their children, a community of indigenous women in Arnhem land are sharing their basket-weaving skills.

Vivid Sydney Returns

24 May to 10 June, 2013
Vivid Sydney is returning for a fifth year as a ‘must see’ global festival boasting a greater variety of creative light, music and innovative ideas and technology. More than 60 immersive light installations and 3D projections will be featured upon Sydney Opera House sails, Customs House, Cadman’s Cottage and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). For the first time, the festival will be extended to the Darling Harbour precinct. Vivid Light will transform Darling Harbour into a spectacle of dancing water fountains, water screen projection performances and dazzling light and water shows. The Sydney Harbour Bridge will continue to be the centrepiece with a spectacular display of light every night during the festival. Vivid Sydney is an environmentally responsible event committing to low energy consumption and low carbon emissions. It is an ultimate incorporation of creativity, technology and sustainability.

Where: Sydney NSW.
When: 24 May – 10 June, 2013.
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Fabric-a-brac poster


6 May

Now's the perfect time to clear out your craft cupboard because the second-hand textiles market is on soon in Sydney. The not for profit event, Fabric-a-brac, encourages crafty people to reuse and recycle old supplies instead of buying new, and passes on all proceeds to the Sacred Heart Hospice in Darlinghurst. If you can't make the event you can still donate your unwanted fabric for the stalls.

Where: Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street, Petersham, Sydney.
When: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Cost: $20 to $40 to sell your fabric
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