Loy Krathong River Vessel Workshop
Explore the practice and ideas behind Line Work: Rivers of the Basin, in a workshop led by artists Sue Pedley and Phaptawan Suwannakudt. Participants will meet in the garden and learn folding techniques to make a vessel from banana leaves. Taking inspiration from the Thai festival of Loy Krathong, each person will fill their vessel with a personal offering or reflection before floating their vessel in the Nepean River.
Floating these objects is suggestive of floating away sufferings and grief to the mother river. During the workshop we will each take turns to float a personal vessel for a brief moment as a gesture before retrieving it out of the river.
Participants are invited to bring:
- A personal offering or reflection to place in your vessel. (Traditional offerings include pieces of hair, or environmentally friendly objects symbolic of memories, suffering or grief, to float away to the mother river.)
- If available, colourful flowers from your garden or a neighbours’ garden