" I had a really enjoyable class with Adrienne Kneebone at Coiled Basketry using Native Grasses..The energy of the experience was gentle and healing. I am happy to have learnt a new form of creative expression a as a result. I also enjoyed sharing a Sunday with other like - minded and differently -focused people. Adrienne was positive towards our skill, or lack of it ,and made us feel welcome and worthy. For me , basket weaving was meditative and therapeutic . I would be happy to recommend this experience and am happy with what I was taught and where i can go from there in my own creative journey. Thanks Adrienne. It was beautiful to meet you. I actually felt like I had known you already.. Sincerely , Rachael."


Basket Courses 

Location Dates & Times Basketry Technique Bookings

Weaving Retreat!

by the Yarra River

  10th March

Twining Baskets and Sculptural Doll Making.

Learn to make, a twined basket using native Dianella Red Hot Poker leaves or Flax and coloured raffia.

You will also be taught to create your own unique bush figurine doll by combining different basket weaving techniques.


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Ceres Enviromental Park, Brunswick Melbourne


3rd February (2018)


'Twining' ~ Ancient Basketry

Using Dianella tasmanica 'Cherry Red' + Soft Rush Juncus Effusus Spiralis + Raffia

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Bush Toys Workshops

Saturday 11th November @ Murnong Festival, Merri creek Coburg, 11am -3pm

Sunday 5th March @ Merri’s Magical Gum Festival, Northcote, Merri Creek,10am – 12.00noon. 

Saturday 25th March @ Harvest Festival, Ceres Environmental Park, Brunswick 11am-12pm





Box Hill Community Centre _ Dianella Weaving Workshop

One Day Intensive: Introduction to Indigenous Basketry

Sunday 18th September > 10AM to 4PM

Join fibre-design artist, Adrienne Kneebone for this hands-on workshop in which you will learn the ancient craft of twined basketry. You will learn how to harvest leaves, vines and grasses for weaving, how to prepare them and what traditional techniques to use. At the end of the session you will take home your own hand woven beautiful and functional basket/work of art.

Image: Adrienne Kneebone's creative basket weaving.  

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20th September

Dianella Weaving/Artist Talk

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Live: Hands Weaving

Venue: Ecoss Spring Fair, Wesburn Yarra Valley.

Details: Adrienne Kneebone and poet Indigo Perry received funding from Art Seed Pod to collaberate in a live weaving projected poetry event.

Date: 25th September


Tails of Displace

Venue: MAspace, Maurice Ave, Mallacoota

Details: The notion of belonging to place is explored in an exhibition of new works by Adrienne Kneebone in Tails of Displace.

James Baldwin stated: “The power to define the other seals one’s definition of oneself – who, then, in such a fearful mathematic is trapped?” By reflecting on the history of Indigenous and colonial Australia, Kneebone questions the power of assuming identity, the horror of fawning deception and the acceptance and honouring of truth. In her photography and fibre art, Kneebone brings up the notion of the intrusive takeover of this continent in the aptly titled Tails of Displace.

Dates: 28th October - 12th November



Workshop: The Ancient Craft of Basketry


Sun 11th Sep
Sun 2nd Oct

Sun 26th Nov
Sun 4th Dec

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CERES Environment Park!

13th December Sunday 10am-4pm

Brunswick, Melbourne

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Rainbow Serpent Urban Gathering

31st October

Brunswick, Melbourne

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New Solo Show!!


2nd November -14th December

Rowville Community Centre, Fulham Rd, Rowville


Exhibition History

White Night Melbourne The Weaving Widow

Details: 12hours.weaving.onsite.installation

Dates:   21st Feburary

Venue: Shop Front CBD Melbourne


Hung Out To Dry: Queensland houses and drying practices

Details: 36 pairs of seed embedded underwear

Dates:   14 Feb - 10 May 2015

Venue: The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane.



Teaching History


Craft Hatch

Sunday 9th August

Ancient Basketry

Native Grass Baskets


Ceres Environment Park - Brunswick

Details : Basket Making Courses

Dates : 20th September ++++

Venue : Ceres Training Rooms


Craft's Summer Workshop Series   

Details: Fibre Art Workshops

Dates: 15th, 22nd, 29th January

Venue: ArtPlay, Melbourne


Summersault 2015 - Melton City

Details: Bush Toys + Basketry

Dates: 21st Feb, 2pm-8pm

Venue: Melton Shire




Tails of Displace - Solo Exhibition

Dates: June 19th - July 18th

Venue: The MEMO, 235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville

Opening : Thursday June 19th 6.30pm

Please come!!



BUSH TOYS - Regional Victorian Tour 

( please click here for info ) Available for Bookings

This workshop explores creativity, design, cultural stories, language and listening. Bronwyn Razem, a traditional Indigenous fibre artist from the Gunditjmara tribe and Kirrae Whurrong language group, and Adrienne Kneebone, a Community Arts and  Cultural Development worker, are experts in the field of fibre art and will teach creative fibre sculpture to children through engagement with the Indigenous creation story intrinsic to their specific regional area.


Residency in Taveuni, Fiji.

Supported by the CopyRight Agency Limited Cultural Fund.

Dates September 1-9th Tagimoucia Festival


Please note!!!! I am available to run workshops for school groups, commnunity groups, power point presentations, mentoring or just a casual home style afternoon of basket making fun!

Please feel free to drop me a line.....




Speaker @ Samaanata: New platforms for fair partnerships between designers, artisans and users.

Bangalore, India



Assisting Artist ~ Bunjil's World

Dates: May

Location: Ballarat Art Gallery, VIC


Workshop ~ Fibre with a Twist (fully booked)

Dates: July 1-5th

Location: Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft Centre, Mittagong, NSW


Facilitator ~ Barthulha Webs Artist Camp

Dates: Friday 2nd August - Sunday 4th August

Venue: Springvale Homestead, Katherine, NT

Recomended Ages: All Ages




Artist Talk (review: Kevin Murray)

Venue: Ararat Regional Art Gallery


Meta2 ~ Mid-Career Intercultural Practitioners Retreat

Dates: Monday 11th June - Friday 15th June

Venue: Jogjakarta - Indonesia

'This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.'

This Project was funded by The CopyRight Agency Limited Fund


Fibre with a Twist (class now full)

Dates: Monday 2nd July - Friday 6th of July

Venue: Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft Centre - Mittagong NSW


Residency and Professional Development 

Dates: September

Venue: Beijing, China 

'This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.'



Creative Textile Play ~ focusing on ~ Child and Parent bonding.....


City of Hobart Art Prize

Date: Opening 5th October

Venue: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery







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