Lillian Wheatley: rikawa (kelp)

Lillian Wheatley: rikawa (kelp)

Rikawa (kelp) was traditionally used to make water carriers, and river reed, basketry by Tasmania’s old people.

Learning from her aunties the traditional ways of weaving, Rikawa and River Reed explore contemporary expressions of these versatile mediums, sourced sustainably from Lillian’s traditional homelands in North East Tasmania. They are expressive of Lillian’s long relationship with these cultural materials, gathered and made on country.

Continuing the intergenerational transference of knowledge between Lillian and her daughter Nindarra Wheatley, river reed is a collaborative piece between ningi (mother) and niyanta (daughter).

Materials: rikawa (kelp), North East Tasmania; river reed, North East Tasmania.
Dimensions: 1500 x 700mm approx.

Image credit: Joe Chelko. 


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