Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Open weave basket, 2008
larapuna (Eddystone Point)
white flag iris (Diplarrena moraea)

Interactive basket

‘Each basket connects you in some way to people, places and culture. They tell a story about our Country and cultural resources, our Ancestors and cultural practices and how we as a Community have continued or reconnected these links.’

Zoe Rimmer was born in 1982 and grew up on Tasmania’s north-west coast. She now lives and works in Hobart. Completing a combined Bachelor of Fine Arts and Arts degree at the University of Tasmania, Zoe spent five years working with TMAG where she developed a deep appreciation, in particular, for the exquisitely woven baskets from Wybalenna and putalina (Oyster Cove). Zoe now works at Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania and is passionate about protecting and promoting Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and heritage.

Zoe learnt both traditional and contemporary weaving techniques through interaction with some of the Elders and more experienced weavers and through a bit of experimentation. For Zoe, part of the enjoyment of weaving is the ‘coming together’ of Community; sharing stories, knowledge and spirit, particularly with respected Elders.

Coiled basket, 2007
Bruny island
dodder vine (Cuscuta sp.), red-hot
poker (Kniphofia sp.), white flag iris (Diplarrena moraea)

Basket, 2008
dodder vine (Cuscuta sp.), sagg (Lomandra longifolia)