Weaving weeds with Kilagi 10.00 -12.00 am and 12.30-2.30 pm

Circus skills workshop with Corinne 10.30-12.00 am and 12.00-1.30 pm

Catchment Artwork Mural /guardian costume making with Belinda 10.00-12.00 am

Making musical instruments with Anya 10.00-12.00 am

Creek walk with Eva (Max 10 people – book at the MRCCC stall) 12.30- 1.00 pm

Dance with Ruby Rainbow Dancer 10.30am, 12.30pm

Join in the Parade of the River Guardians (Shawn/Belinda/Anya/Ruby) meet at 1.15pm at children's activity tent (parade in front of main stage at 1.25pm)


Weaving with a Difference.

The first workshop will run from 10am to noon and focus on collecting and preparing weaving materials, examples of useful items that can be made, creating and weaving your own masterpiece. For those who enjoy a challenge, there is a prize for the best woven hat. The second workshop will run from 12.30 to 2.30pm with options to continue on with your creation or join in a group effort to finish a beautiful weaved platypus.

Come learn how to weave with plants from your back yard or even better, weeds that are a threat to our environment. This year at the Mary River Festival on 17th July, Kilagy Neilsen a local artist and teacher from Pomona will be here at Kandanga to share her knowledge and craft skills in using what is free to all of us to use and create with.  Collection of weaving materials has already started at the Kandanga Community Reserve behind the hall, with some locals taking to the challenge of tropical legume vine that has started to smother the trees along the gully and Kandanga creek.

To start to manage the vine, a few hours of intense grazing by stock was used to make access safer and reduce the time taken to gather the large white vine material for weaving and free the young trees. This particular weed has become more of a challenge to control due to fewer severe frosts in the last few years that used to kill it off before it seeded. Other weaving materials will include cats claw vine, banana and palms.