Reclaim the Void Workshops

Reclaim the Void Workshops
Friday, 9 June 2023 - Friday, 7 July 2023
9 June, 6 July, 7 July

Join us for a series of rug weaving workshops to support an inspiring project, Reclaim the Void.

Reclaim the Void Rug Weaving Workshops

The Shire of Harvey, in partnership with the Shire of Dardanup and with support from Lotterywest and ARTS Impact WA, is proud to present a series of free rug-weaving workshops for the Reclaim the Void project to support Reconciliation Week, and NAIDOC Week. Hosted by South West artist, Elisha Sea, this event will leave you feeling relaxed as you weave your own rug, which will become a small piece of a very large project.

All rugs crafted at the workshops will be gifted to Reclaim the Void. 

About Reclaim the Void

Reclaim the Void is a bold, cross-cultural project about the 'gaping mining holes left all over country'. Ngalia elders in Leonora, Western Australia, came up with Reclaim the Void as they expressed their anguish and sorrow over the "gaping mining holes left all over our country." The concept aimed to symbolically "seal" one of these holes by creating an artwork that would portray the story of the land. The vision is to cover a mining pit with a massive "dot" artwork of thousands of handcrafted circular rag rugs created from recycled materials.

You can read more about this project here.


Prior experience is not necessary to attend the workshops. The workshops are suitable for people aged 15+. Children aged 10+ are welcome to attend, however will require an adult to partner with them on the rug making. Light refreshments will pe provided. Bookings are essential.  

  • Workshop 1

Date and time: Monday, 29 May from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Location: Bunbury & Districts Softball Association (Corner of Council and Recreation Drive, Eaton, between Eaton Fair and Eaton Recreation Centre)

Register for this workshop.

  • Workshop 2

Date and time: Tuesday, 30 May 2023 from 9am to 12pm.

Location: Leschenault Leisure Centre.

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Date and time: Friday, 9 June from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Location: Australind Library. 

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  • Workshop 4

Date and time: Thursday, 6 July from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Location: Dardanup Hall (19 Ferguson Road, Dardanup).

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  • Workshop 5

Date and time: Friday, 7 July from 9am to 12pm.  

Location: Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre.

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What to bring

Recycled fabrics are provided, however, you are welcome to bring the following:

  • clean, single-coloured sheets (preferably cotton)
  • a 1m hula hoop

For more information, please call our Community Development Officer on 9729 0308.