january, 2024

07jan(jan 7)9:00 am13(jan 13)4:00 pmKim Ah SamWeaving our Stories | Weaving9:00 am - 4:00 pm (13)

Event Details

Level: All

Estimated Materials/Tools Cost:

Registration: $1095.00 (plus materials) or $895.00 End of School Year Special – Now Only $447.50 (Junior Pathway Program* (plus materials)

+ $80 McGregor Workshop Delivery Fee: this covers additional materials, tools, & models (where relevant) specific to this workshop. These will be supplied by McGregor at time of workshop. Payable at time of workshop registration.   


+ $20 BYO Material & Tools cost (approximately): This is in addition to the McGregor Workshop Fee. Please refer to the online ‘Workshop Schedule, and Materials & Tools List’. You may already have some of these items.

Suitable for students aged 16+ 

Workshop Outline

Learn a variety of weaving practices that embody storytelling and knowledge sharing. 

This workshop explores techniques of weaving, including woven sculptures made from repurposed twine, raffia, bamboo and emu feathers.

Kim Ah Sam is a Kuku Yalanji and Kalkadoon woman whose art practice is based around her cultural and spiritual identity. An abiding theme of her work is investigating ways of spiritually, reconnecting with her father’s country, the Kalkadoon. Kim works across drypoint, etching, weaving, printmaking and paper making. Kim’s weaving process is often collaborative, involving storytelling and knowledge-sharing, a practice which is deeply embedded in First Nations communities Australia-wide. Kim has recently shown at Milani Gallery, Vivian Andersen Gallery, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair at Cairns Regional Art Gallery, and has recently undertaken a residency at the Brisbane Museum. Her work is held in the collection at the Museum of Brisbane, QUT and recent public artwork includes projects in Ipswich City Council and Rio Tinto.


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM