Reclaim the Void Rug Weaving Workshops

Past Event

The Shire of Dardanup, in partnership with the Shire of Harvey 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 artists, 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. 


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. If you have a plain old sheet or two please bring it along to support the making of your rug. Light refreshments will be provided. 

*Bookings are essential - click the links below book via our Eventbrite site.

Please take note of the venue for your selected workshop

Workshops Details

Booking Links


Monday 29th May

9.30am – 12.30pm

Bunbury & Districts Softball Association.

Facilitated by: Elisha Sea

 Book here


Tuesday 30 May

9am - 12pm

Leschenault Leisure Centre

Facilitated by: Elisha Sea

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Friday 9 June


Australind Library

Facilitated by: Elisha Sea

Workshop to support Alhias Kindness Day

 Book here


Thursday 6 July

9.30am -12.30pm

Dardanup Hall

Facilitated by: Kate Maloney & Caroline McGlashan

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Friday 7 July


Harvey venue TBC

Facilitated by: Elisha Sea

 Book here

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 

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 created from thousands of handcrafted circular rag rugs using recycled materials.

You can read more about this project here.


Event Details

Category: General, Adults & Seniors, Families

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Contact: Rachel O'Donoghue

Organisation: Shire of Dardanup

Position: Place and Community Officer

Phone: 97240323


Event Date(s)

  • Monday 29th May 2023
  • Thursday 6th July 2023
  • Tuesday 30th May 2023
  • Friday 9th June 2023
  • Friday 7th July 2023

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