Branching Out Designs

JILLIAN CULEY & CAROLYN DANCE

 Branching Out is a collaboration between sister’s Jillian Culey and Carolyn Dance. It is devoted to handmade, fair trade and sustainable creations.

Jillian works predominantly with locally harvested fibres. She explores and experiments with traditional basketry techniques including twining, string making and ribbed work. For Jillian, weaving is an opportunity to explore the connection between mathematical patterns and nature and her woven pieces take their inspiration from that connection.

Carolyn’s home is nestled in the bush in the Blue Mountains. The surrounding flora and fauna inspires and informs her creative practice. Carolyn’s weaving is a meditative process where the purposeful, slow and rhythmic movements help to transform natural materials into functional baskets and unique pieces. 

Jillian Culey

We run a variety of weaving workshops for children, adults, individuals and groups. Weaving workshops include coiling, random and twining techniques, garden features and more.
The workshops are great activities for school groups, professional development for art teachers, parent groups, church groups, team building activities and more.
You can book onto an existing workshop or arrange a workshop for your group. Contact us to find out more and make a booking.

 

Upcoming Show

NOVEMBER 4th – 28th

JILLIAN CULEY, CAROLYN DANCE, KAYLENE BROOKS and MICHIYO MIWA

Adrift is a collaborative exhibition focused on the amazing array of twisted, burnt, dented, discoloured and gnarled wood that gets washed onto the shores every day. Every piece has its own personality, and has been shaped by its journey through storms, currents, tides and bushfires.

Whatever happens in this universe as far as we know, everything is transient. We, humans (animals), plants, and the environment at large constantly change and are shaped by forces that remain unknown.  In the midst of this universal flow, we simply try to capture and present what we witness in the world around us at that moment of time.

OPENING EVENT – Saturday 6th from 2pm

Work

Featured Work

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Bangalow Tear drop

 

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Smilax and Water Vine Bowl

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Braided Basket detail

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Braided Basket

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Random Weave Workshops

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Passionfruit Bowl

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Random Weave Basket

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Woven Garden Tripods

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Light Shades

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Bangalow Sculptural Piece

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Bangalow & Driftwood Sculptural Basket

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Open Hours

9th – 1th Oct: 10am – 4pm
16th – 17th Oct: 10am – 4pm

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