KAKADU WOMEN'S WEAVING WORKSHOP

A rare opportunity for women to participate in a women’s weaving workshop in Kakadu National Park with Aboriginal weavers from the Kakadu West Arnhem region.

Length of Tour: 6 Days / 5 Nights - 2 departures planned for 2022

Tour Dates: 29 May - 3 June 2022 and 21 - 26 August 2022 

Departure Month: May & August 2022

Cost: AUD$2,160.00 per person (twin share)

Single Supplement AUD$540.00

Includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off Darwin CBD accommodation (Darwin accommodation not included)
  • All ground touring departing Darwin 
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6
  • Twin share semi-permanent tented accommodation (with ensuite) at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge (5 nights) in Kakadu National Park*
  • Kakadu National Park Pass
  • Arnhem Land entry permits
  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
  • Cultural engagement and experiences with Aboriginal weavers

 * Alternative accommodation will be used if Hawk Dreaming is not open in 2022

Highlights Include:

  • Accommodation is included at the remote Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge on private land within Kakadu National Park (if Hawk Dreaming is not operational in 2022 alternative accommodation will be used)
  • Your lead weaving instructor will be Anita Nayinggul of the Manilikarr clan
  • Learn how to collect pandanus and other plants and prepare the fibres for dyeing before learning to weave
  • Enjoy a Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, a unique boat tour on Kakadu’s scenically spectacular East Alligator River
  • Visit Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya for a tour and opportunity to purchase artworks direct from the Art Centre benefiting the Aboriginal artists living in remote communities - subject to Injalak Arts being open to visitors in 2022

This workshop is being offered to women and girls only. In Kakadu and Western Arnhem Land, the collecting and processing of plant material for weaving and string making is an important cultural and social activity for females, a time to share individual experiences and to pass on knowledge while creating functional objects and works of art.

 

'I had a fantastic week with the women weaving, visiting sacred sites and rock art sites. It gave us a wonderful opportunity to connect with Anita and her family.' Vida 2021

'It was a true privilege to make it onto the August tour and the experience was absolutely incredible, authentic and so very valuable to my arts practice!' Joanne 2019

'I thought I should let you know how perfect the Kakadu weaving experience was. I can think of nothing I would change. It was simply a fabulous 6 days.' Janet 2019

Please contact us for further information or download the flyer.