Local Colour: experiments in nature
- When 28 Jul - 15 Sep 2018
Cnr of Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM. CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
+61 2 8936 0888
Presented by UNSW Galleries, Local Colour: experiments in nature features artists and designers with an interest in sustainable practices, local ecologies and an appreciation for the world’s natural resources.
Participants in this project have a common interest in experimenting with locally sourced plant materials to extract unique colour for artworks created from naturally coloured materials. The exhibition highlights the resurgent international shift towards natural dyes, the increased interest in ‘slow textiles’, the handmade and holistic practice of textile making.
Social, cultural and political issues ranging from climate change, land use, individual and environmental wellbeing are expressed in works coloured by plant dyes and pigments. The dye process requires diverse expertise ranging from growing, identifying, harvesting, collecting, processing, tending and caring for plants. By steeping, printing, dyeing and painting, locally grown or collected plants, barks, leaves, minerals, mud, sands, weeds and waste are used as a source of colour for cloth, fibre, pandanus or paper. Presenting contemporary work by Australian and international artists, designers and social enterprise groups, Local Colour illustrates the vitality, diversity, breadth and beauty of this practice that’s now enjoying a renaissance across the world.
Aranya Natural, Adiv Pure Nature, Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Dorothy Caldwell, Margaret Djogiba, India Flint, Helen Ganalmirriwuy, Mandy Batjula Gaykamangu, Leanne Guymala, Judith Kentish, Abduljabbar Khatri, Rebecca Mayo, Gabrielle Mordy, Sarah Nadjalaburnburn, Emma Peters, Margaret Rarru, Rowland Ricketts, Julie Ryder, Lucy Simpson, Holly Story, and Elsje van Keppel
Associate Professor Liz Williamson
Late nights at UNSW Galleries
UNSW Galleries will stay open late to coincide with the Australian Design Centre screenings of Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival. Visit UNSW Galleries before heading to the Chauvel Cinema and see Local Colour: experiments in nature, an exhibition curated by Liz Williamson, presenting Australian and international artists, designers and social enterprise groups making works coloured by natural dyes and pigments.
When: Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 September, open until 7pm
Where: UNSW Galleries, Oxford Street (cnr Greens Road) Paddington
Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival
In the lead up to Sydney Craft Week, Australian Design Centre (ADC) presents Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival in Sydney on 5 and 6 September 2018. Real to Reel is a short film festival that celebrates craft and making in all its facets: traditional, contemporary, subversive and diverse. Featuring an eclectic program of 28 short films (across two screenings), the films have been selected from around the globe. There’s an incredible array of styles, people and approaches - from BAFTA-winning, hand-crafted animation and music videos to glimpses behind the scenes of makers’ studios, a life-size ceramic car and so much more. The craft festival includes a short film about Sydney weaver and UNSW Lecturer Liz Williamson made by Angus Lee Forbes from the Obsessed: Compelled to make exhibition.
When: Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 September, 7.00 - 8.30pm
Where: Chauvel Cinemas, Paddington
Tickets: $27.50 - $49.50
ADC website: https://australiandesigncentre.com/latestnews/real-reel-craft-film-festival/
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