René Bahloo is a qualified installation artist, facilitator and project coordinator, with a special interest in the practice and philosophy of basket weaving, using natural plant fibres. She shares her knowledge through weaving circles and facilitates grassroots journeys to remote Indigenous Australian and African communities, for deep connection to land, culture, healing and traditional weaving. René also collaborates with Indigenous weaving elders to create large scale pieces and experiences of intercultural connection through weaving. She has presented at a number of conferences and been involved as a lead artist in Floating Land Environmental Art event in Noosa, Australia, and has made sculptural works for festivals and competitions. Rene’s passions stem from her experience of Australian Indigenous culture, leading to doctoral studies based on Indigenous culture, women’s business, creativity and weaving journeys to wisdom. Her goal is for us all to weave our world into a better place, to weave ourselves in healing and wellbeing, to weave our environment with passion and purpose.