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Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts are at the heart of The York Festival. 

Founded as an art & craft market, we held our first art exhibition with renowned botanic artist Philippa Nikulinsky and other artists from the Botanic Artists Group in 2015. From the Hay Bale Challenge straw sculpture prize to the creation of giant Wara Art straw sculptures with artists from Japan, art remains at the foundation of what the festival is about.

In addition to events from local artisans, The York Festival is pleased to present a special exhibition of Rare Crafts, a satellite event as part of the Inaugural Indian Ocean Triennial, giving Festival attendees the opportunity to see traditional crafts on display from local artisans such as wood craftsman Neil Turner, potter Stewart Scambler, printmaker Leonie Oakes, Yindjibarndi artist Katie West, blacksmiths from the Blacksmith Association of WA, luthier Andrew Tait and local Noongar artists Klem Narkle, Yolande Ward and others.

Workshops and demonstrations will provide opportunities for arts and crafts lovers to learn some of these diverse techniques from our participating artists throughout the festival period.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Children’s Embroidery Workshop

Fri 1 Oct 9:30am

REGISTER FREE

Indigenous Tool & Music Instrument Crafting Workshop

Sat 2 Oct 11am

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Coiling with Foraged Fibre Workshop

Sat 2 Oct 10am

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Neon Glass Making Demonstrations

Sat 2 Oct 10am

REGISTER FREE

Knit Like A Viking Workshop

Sat 2 Oct 10am

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Noongar Doll Making Workshop

Sun 3 Oct 10am

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Make Your Own Stained Glass Panel Workshop

Sun 3 Oct 10am

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Felted Scarf/Wall-Hanging Workshop

Sun 3 Oct 10am

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All Natural Ecoprint Workshop

Mon 4 Oct 10am

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Embroidery Workshop: Depression Lace Workshop

Mon 4 Oct 9:30am

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Embroidery Workshop: Prickly Beauties

Thurs 7 Oct 1:30pm

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Embroidery Workshop: Stitch a Painted Postcard

Thurs 7 Oct 9:30am

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Netmaking Workshop

Fri 8 Oct 10am

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Coptic Book Binding Workshop

Sat 9 Oct 10am

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String & Twine Workshop

Sat 9 Oct 10am

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Spoon Carving Workshop

Sat 9 and Sun 10 Oct 10am

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Embroidery Workshop: Start a Memory Mini Quilt

 

Sun 10 Oct 9:30am

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Acknowledgement of Country

The York Festival acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which we gather, the Ballardong Noongar people, and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and we extend that respect to other First Australians today.

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