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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Local Jervis Bay artist organises creative weekend workshops in Huskisson

Vincentia local artist Samantha Tannous is the organiser behind Arts Muster, a new weekend-long program of art and craft workshops, artisans markets and First Nations cultural experiences, in Huskisson on 19-20 August.

Samantha is a fibre and textile artist teaching indigo dyeing on paper and fabric. Other local artists joining her include sculptor and installation artist Akira Kamada, multi-disciplinary artist Kathryn Orton, printmaker Barbara Dawson, and fibre artist Fiona Hammond.

Traditional custodians, Gadhungal Murring will welcome everyone to Arts Muster, before taking a small group on a cultural workshop in the grounds of the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum.

On Sunday 20 August, an artisans market will pop up in the Huskisson Community Hall, offering unique art and handmade items for sale.

Samantha has been teaching fibre and textile creative workshops for over a decade, and she will brew up some dye pots with natural dyes including indigo. She will show her students easy ways to fold, clamp and stitch their fabrics and papers to dip into the dyes and create beautiful patterns and effects. The historic classrooms and grounds of the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum are the perfect venue for natural dyeing and creative inspiration. “Making things is a powerful way to improve our mental and physical wellbeing. Making things together is even better, and doing all that with Jervis Bay as the backdrop is simply perfect. We learn so much from our generous tutors and each other, in a relaxed classroom environment. Our workshops are for everyone, no experience necessary. Most of our tutors provide kits of all the materials and tools you need in their workshops, so you can simply turn up on the day and learn some new creative skills.” The venues for workshops include the historic classrooms in the grounds of the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, and the adjacent Huskisson Community Hall and Huskisson Public School. Tickets cost from $145.00 and are on sale at


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