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Baskets4life
Baskets4Life is a forum consisting of 10 Danish basket weavers. We share and exchange experiences and ideas. We prioritize to spend two weeks together every year and enjoy the strength and power of working together. We experience that joint forces increase our potential a 100 times.

Baskets4Life is a forum were we join focus on either exhibitions, installations and teaching tasks.

Our next exhibition will take place at Bovbjerg Fyr in Jutland, Denmark, in 2017. Guest exhibitors are Mary Butcher from the UK, and Elisabeth Borch, DK. See more info in Exhibitions in the menu.

In September-October 2016, Baskets4Life visited basket weavers and street artists in Zimbabwe and Zambia. It was a magnificent trip with weaving and exchange, nature and culture.

The visit is documented in a book - click on the picture below to see it.

Baskets4Life group picture, Africa

Ane Lyngsgaard has perputated the trip making 3 documentaries. The films can be seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUX7WUsEPLzgruN99NzqFAIw.

Baskets4life in Lichtenfels

The basketry fair in Lichtenfels in Germany had it’s 30th anniversary in 2009.
Due to that Baskets4life were invited to create a large installation in front of the church, teach at the German basketry school, exhibit our own shopping baskets as well as the African shopping baskets at the ”Stadtschloss” and to give a number of talks on Danish basket makers, Danish traditions and the importance and innovation of the basketry going on in Denmark.
We also got the opportunity to show and sell our own basketry and the African baskets in 3 stands in the market itself.
It was an exciting and demanding challenge for the group.

Lichtenfels

We thoroughly enjoyed being part of the huge basketry fair and it was extremely rewarding to feel what 9 people can do together when tasks are divided among us and where the dialogue is open and imagination for solving problems is huge.

We hope and believe that Danish basketry once again has profiled itself as worthy, new and interesting and hope that Baskets4life can be used for similar projects in the future.

Baskets4life consists of:

Annette Balle
Anne Folehave
Anne Honoré
Anne Mette Hjørnholm
Ane Lyngsgaard
Dorte Tilma
Hanne Vistisen
Marianne Mortensen
Marie Skinbjerg
Eva Seidenfaden



Baskets4life has it's own website at www.baskets4life.dk.

Bicycle Baskets
[ 16 pictures ]


Inspiration for use of shopping baskets
[ 5 pictures ]


Work in Ouaga 2009
[ 11 pictures ]


Dialog 09, Africa Now
[ 11 pictures ]


Burkina Faso, December 2007
[ 6 pictures ]


Burkina Faso, March 2007
[ 29 pictures ]


Shopping Baskets by Eva Seidenfaden
[ 37 pictures ]


Work with shopping baskets at Vissinggaard, 2006
[ 16 pictures ]