Sienna Barton, Weaving Workshop
Past Event

Circular Basket Weaving Workshop

Presented by BETA By STH BNK


Sat 27 May 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Booking Required


BETA By STH BNK, Level 4, 158 City Road, Southbank, 3002
158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Low sensory / relaxed Seating available

What if your local supermarket also had spaces for workshops, events, an artisan studio and a gallery? Imagine if the materials used to fuel a workshop were sourced directly from the building detritus left behind by pervious office tenants?

Come spend a relaxing afternoon immersed in making colourful sculptural forms from post-consumer materials. Created from largely recycled and reclaimed materials, Sienna Barton will teach participants how to make a small coiled basket using her lovingly curated colour palette. These vessels are sure to be cherished. Attendees will leave with the skills to make their own hand-woven basket, instructional pamphlet, and a finished basket or enough materials to finish their vessel at home.


Sienna Barton

Sienna Barton is a painter and textile artist based in Melbourne (Naarm/Birrarung-ga). Freshly graduating from the MFA program at RMIT University, her artistic practice is obsessive and time- consuming. Often serving as a means of soothing fidgety fingers, her work seeks to transform anxious energy into tangible works of art.

She’s currently focusing on understanding her relationship to colour: why pink features so prolifically and why red makes her cringe. Her textile works utilise discarded materials from local clothing labels and her own wardrobe, while others are collected by her grandparents during their weekly trips to the op shop. It’s a true labour of love, and each thread has an embodied history.


BETA By STH BNK is a revolutionary testing area exploring the future of retail through a series of events and residencies across fashion, learning, food, art and technology. These unique and innovative events are designed to give Melburnians a feel for what can be expected as part of Beulah’s transformative and visionary mini-metropolis, STH BNK By Beulah.

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