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Maori Traditional Raranga (Weaving)

Connect with nature and get creative while using traditional New Zealand Maori techniques along with your own contemporary ideas to explore this amazing plant and fibre.

After presenting sold out workshops throughout Australia, Alice is back at Camp Creative 2019. Alice will teach you the traditional techniques of weaving with New Zealand harakeke (flax) and together you will explore and discuss the processes, traditions, Tikana (protocols) around weaving as well as how to nurture the plant and how to harvest sustainably.

Early Bird Promo

  • Adults: $396.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 16+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole Day
Status Filling up.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

A materials cost of $15 payable to the tutor on the first day.

Whether you are a beginner or have experience in other weaving techniques, you will enjoy weaving in a safe and nurturing environment that suits all abilities.


Alice Spittle

Alice Spittle

Alice graduated from Te Wananga O Raukawa in Otaki, NZ (2002) with a Diploma in Maori Design and Art and started her journey into the expression of art in Christchurch, NZ where she exhibited and sold her works nationally and internationally.

She has a deep passion for creating artworks that inspire, challenge or initiate change. Alice also weaves with traditional NZ Harakeke (Flax) fibre as well as paints in oils and acrylics and her artworks have depth and texture that combine various mixed media mediums into her works.  She prides herself on using the highest grade and quality paints and materials.

Alice has created and developed her own solo exhibitions, workshops and events throughout NZ and Australia and has helped establish arts collectives and groups that she still actively participates in.

She has run successful weaving workshops around NZ, Australia and the US.  She recently ran a series of weaving workshops during the 2016/17 Woodford Folk Festival and was also invited to teach at the renowned Spirit Weavers Gathering in California in June.

Recent exhibitions and events include:

• World Environment Day, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

• The Planting, Woodford, Queensland

• Artisan Camp, Woodford, Queensland

• Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland, Australia (16/17 & 17/18)

• Camp Creative, Bellingen

• Horizon Arts and Culture Festival, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

• Art Street Maleny, Queensland

• Spirit Weavers Gathering, California, USA

• Fish Hooks and Moving Trees Touring exhibition - Brisbane, Bundaberg, Mackay and Gladstone, Queensland

• BEMAC Gallery, The Queensland Multicultural Centre, Brisbane

• Gold and Green Stone Exhibition, Arts Centre, Gold Coast

• Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand

• Te Toi Mana Gallery, Arts Centre, Christchurch

Photos and videos


Links: www.artandwellbeing.com.au






Course Requirements

 All materials and resources are provided.

A materials cost of $25 is payable to the tutor on the first day.

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