KAKADU WEST ARNHEM WEAVING WORKSHOP

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

Length of Tour: 6 Days / 5 Nights - 2 departures planned for 2021

Tour Dates: 23-28 May 2021 and 22 - 27 August 2021

Departure Month: May & August 2021

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

Single Supplement AUD$540.00

Includes:

  • 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) *
  • 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 2021

Highlights Include:

  • Accommodation is included at the remote Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge on private land within Kakadu National Park (if Hawk Dreaming is not oeprational in 2021 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

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.

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

'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

Please contact us for further information or download the flyer.