BYO Basketry Project (NEW!) with Fiona Gavino

A class for anyone with an active interest in basketry and may have a small weaving project to start, continue, or problem solve! Join a likeminded group in the light filled Screenprint Studio with basketry expert Fiona Gavino, who will share her deep knowledge of basketry techniques in this new hands-on workshop that will refine your skills and give you a greater understanding of one of humanity's most ancient crafts.

BYO projects and materials, your tutor will bring a variety of plant fibres to share and discuss.


  •  A materials fee is included in the cost of the course

What to bring:-

  • Your basketry tools - scissors/secateurs/wire cutters, round nose pliers, darning needle or sailmaker needle
  • Your current basketry project and associated materials
  • Students must wear appropriate clothing and closed toe shoes for safety reasons


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit

Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Roof Works:

FAC are currently in the final stages of a long-term project to refurbish, repair and protect one of the City’s best loved heritage buildings. For more information, please head to: Roof Restoration - Fremantle Arts Centre Heritage Building (, please direct any questions about the roof works to:

Tutor Fiona Gavino

Fiona Gavino is a nationally-recognised fibre artist who uses basket making materials and techniques in innovative ways. She has been teaching for over 15 years, her classes provide a fun and practical introduction to basketry that will allow students to continue sourcing and creating their own beautiful works well after the class is over.

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