700 Bowls | 23 April 2022 | Field Days

Learn the skill of weaving from leading South Coast weaver Uncle Steven Russell, then contribute a handmade bowl to Dean Cross’ participatory installation.

In this participatory project, visitors are invited to join a weaving workshop at the Art Museum and contribute their first bowl to the installation. In developing a work that teaches the technique of weaving, Cross, Uncle Steve and Aunty Phyllis come together to document, preserve and share South Coast practices and traditions.

Weaving session times are for one hour between 12 and 4pm.

Each hour session has a maximum of 10 participants.

You will be asked to register for a weaving session when purchasing a ticket. Ticket price includes entry to the Art Musuem.

Session times (please select when purchasing your tickets):

  • 12noon-1pm
  • 1pm-2pm
  • 2pm-3pm
  • 3pm-4pm

Your ticket will also give you access to the Art Museum.


Dean Cross

Dean Cross employs painting, installation, photography and text to reflect on and interrogate colonial narratives in Australia. His works are seeded from a range of influences including YouTube, Ancient Greek myth, the natural environment and his own personal histories.  

About Uncle Steven Russell & Aunty Phyllis Stewart

Uncle Steven Russell and Aunty Phyllis Stewart are artists and weavers known for their work revitalising our understanding of local Aboriginal technologies and culture. They make sculptural and functional works and share knowledge through workshops and participatory projects.


April School Holiday (11 – 23 April)

Bundanon Field Days 2022 considers our role within the complex ecologies and natural environments of Bundanon and the South Coast.

Click here to read the full program of events.

Image: Dean Cross, Bowl #1, made with the guidance of Uncle Steven Russell and Aunty Phyllis Stewart 2016, digital photograph. Courtesy of Yavuz Gallery, Sydney & Singapore.


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In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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