Sandra Aitken — Blue Eel Trap
Sandra commenced her art studies, after her youngest daughter completed secondary school. Sandra has commitment to promoting her Indigenous culture through her work within mainstream education by speaking at numerous schools about Indigenous art and in particular her knowledge of basket weaving traditionally used to trap eels and fish.
"The Indigenous art of basket weaving was passed down to me through generations of my ancestors. I was taught and shown by my father’s sister Auntie Connie Hart, who was a highly regarded Gunditjmara weaver and Community Elder.
I found that weaving and making baskets with groups of people breaks down barriers, we enjoy each other’s company and stories as we weave" - Sandra Aitken
Materials: synthetic materials
Dimensions: length 15cm, width 10cm
This eel trap was created for the Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective exhibition at Craft in 2016.