Weaving together: Sonja Carmichael and Elisa Jane Carmichael


Join mother-and-daughter Quandamooka artists Sonja Carmichael and Elisa Jane Carmichael for a weaving workshop at Redcliffe Art Gallery. Sonja and Elisa will teach you weaving techniques using contemporary materials.

Sonja and Elisa are descendants of the Ngugi people, the traditional custodians of Quandamooka. Quandamooka country, Yoolooburrabee, comprises the waters and lands of Mulgumpin, Moreton Island, and Minjerribah, Stradbroke Island.

Hear from Sonja and Elisa about their arts practice whilst weaving your own piece

Their collaborative textile artwork features in the Heat exhibition, with Elisa’s woven artworks being featured in the Like yesterday exhibition.

All materials are provided.

About the artists

Sonja is a leader in the regeneration of Quandamooka weaving. Her practice is inspired by her family’s cultural connections to the land and seas of Quandamooka. She explores this inspiration using contemporary and traditional materials, and traditional Quandamooka weaving techniques.

Elisa is a multidisciplinary artist who honours her heritage by incorporating materials collected from Country. Her works take traditional methods, and express them through contemporary painting, weaving, and textiles. 

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Image Credit: Elisa Jane Carmichael, Alive #15, 2019, Ungaire, fish scales, sea ropes, synthetic fibres and raffia. Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection. Photo Louis Lim. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery.

This event is part of Hot Hot Hot Festival - a summer celebration of arts and culture in Moreton Bay.



  • Saturday, 14 January 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Redcliffe Art Gallery, 1 Irene St, Redcliffe 4020  View map

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