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Helle Jorgensen :: Banana Fibre Workshop
10.30am - 1.30pm Sat 24 Oct
Event Space

This public program is part of Charlotte Haywood and Edward Horne's exhibition Mnemonic Vegetables currently on show at Lismore Regional Gallery. Helle Jorgensen is one of the invited exhibiting artists.

About the Workshop:
Banana is an abundant agricultural crop in the Northern Rivers region. Although grown for its fruit, it's also possible to use the trunk for basketry and cordage. This workshop will show participants how to harvest and process the banana plant and how to make material suitable for basketry techniques and cordage making.

Where: Lismore Regional Gallery Event Space
When: Sat Oct 24, 10:30am -1:30pm.
What to bring: Old clothes, covered shoes, rubber gloves, old towel, bucket and scissors/secateurs. If you have access to a banana trunk, please bring.
Cost: $15
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BLTUT

About the Artist:
Helle Jorgensen is a Northern NSW artist, with a background in Biology and Horticulture. Her artistic process is primarily based on investigating materials and techniques. In 2017 she had a residency in a small village in Northern Okinawa, Japan, where she expanded her knowledge in banana fibre processing and its use.
 

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