The 2009 Tilba Now Exhibition commences in the Big Hall, Bates Street, Central Tilba on Thursday 8th January. This annual exhibition showcases works by local artists.
In winter 2008 Lis Mertens made a road trip to Central Australia, taking in th Alice Springs Beanie Festival.
She took part in an introductory basket making workshop with aboriginal women organised by the Tjanpi weavers group.
For the Tilba Now Exhibition, Lis has created a hand needled raffia basket with lid, decorated with ininti seeds ( from the bat wing coral tree ). This basket was begun by the campfire in the desert and completed while holidaying on the NSW south coast, with finishing touches added while staying at Central Tilba.