Our Home & Native Bloom: Weaving Wagon Pop-Up Studio


Jul 5


12:30 - 2:30pm


Richmond City Hall, Richmond, BC, Canada

11:45am – Performance by Vashon Ensemble
12:30pm – Weaving Wagon Pop-up Studio with Sharon Kallis

The Weaving Wagon is a pop-up studio and cartage system for outreach workshops pulled by an electric-assist bicycle. Debuting this summer, the Weaving Wagon will make its inaugural voyage to Richmond. The wagon includes displays of fibre samples using green-waste and invasive plants up-purposed into basketry objects. Sharon will demonstrate spinning and instruct visitors on how to make rope.

All welcome, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Dress for the weather, wear pants that can get a bit dirty.

About Sharin Kallis

Sharon Kallis discovers the inherent material potential in a landscape with a “one mile diet” approach to sourcing art materials. Involving community in connecting traditional hand techniques with invasive species or garden waste, site-specific installations are created that become ecological interventions.

Kallis is a Vancouver-based artist who has engaged with communities at home and abroad. She is the founding executive director of the non-profit, EartHand Gleaners Society.

Vashon Emsemble Biography

A gifted Tar and Setar player and composer who got his M.A degree in music from The Art University of Tehran in 2006. He has had concerts around the world in different music fields.