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Urban Weaver art project

The Urban Weaver Project

The Urban Weaver supports artists from diverse traditions working with ecologists to explore the creative repurposing of green waste.

Artists

Todd Devries (Haida)
Sharon Kallis (Welsh)
Joy Witzsche (Community Weaver)
Penny Coupland (Community Weaver)

Ecologist Greg Ferguson, Registered Professional Biologist
Collaborating organizations Stanley Park Ecology Society
Vancouver Park Board
Location MacLean Park Fieldhouse,
near the Strathcona Community Centre
Goal Use abundant invasive plants as a substitute for traditional weaving materials that cannot be sustainably harvested

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Using invasive plants as weaving material

English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, and yellow flag iris hold great potential as contemporary alternatives, replacing materials such as cedar bark and cattails that cannot be sustainably harvested in urban centres.

If you want to get involved

  • Meet the artists during open studio times.
  • Participate in community workshops.
  • Harvest and prepare plant materials for your own personal creative projects.
  • Organize a group workshop at MacLean park for a maximum of ten people who are 9 years old or older.
  • Read The Urban Weaver Project blog.

The Urban Weaver Project

The Urban Weaver Project: Connecting artists with nature

The Urban Weaver Project: Connecting artists with nature

Find out about upcoming workshops, see photos of what people have created in Urban Weaver workshops, read about techniques, and find a list of recommended reading.

Urban Weaver videos