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Coiled Baskets: a masterclass with Nalda Searles
About the Tutor:
Nalda Searles is a West Australian visual artist whose work in fibre textiles is nationally recognised for its intricate presentation and connections to the Australian landscape. Through her work, Nalda creates a strong sense of place and displays a passionate relationship with the land. Nalda’s practice respectfully weaves her own stories with those of Australia’s traditional owners and injects her knowledge of history and mythology along the way. Art is her outlet. “You put your life into it. Your tragedy and your ecstasy.”
Nalda is a force to be reckoned within the Australian art scene and her teachings have inspired countless new artists. She has conducted workshops in all corners of Australia and taken her skills overseas to India and South Africa. In 2015, Nalda was named a Living Australian Treasure.
Nalda Searles lives in Perth and still regularly travels to the Western Desert.