Local Colour: Workshop
- When 4 Aug 2018 - 25 Apr 2021
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
+61 2 8936 0888
This special plant dye workshop will teach participants how to dye fabric with local plant dyes using dyebaths and ‘eco’ bundles’.
Led by artist Emma Peters and curator Liz Williamson, the workshops will use local plants used in their studio practices. As part of the workshop, Williamson will provide a tour of the exhibition and discuss specific plant dye used, sourcing materials locally, and environmental concerns expressed through the exhibited works.
10am–5pm Saturday 4 August 2018
10am–5pm Saturday 11 August 2018
10am–5pm Saturday 25 August 2018
Location: UNSW Art & Design, G Block (GG02)
Emma Peters is a textile artist, writer, researcher and educator with extensive experience in the textile design industry. She is passionate about making creativity accessible; building creative communities; and supporting others to integrate a creative practice into their lives through events and workshops.
Associate Professor Liz Williamson is an internationally respected textile artist and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her research reflects a long-standing interest in the history, use and construction of cloth itself—particularly the repair of cloth and the process of darning.
Presented in conjunction with Local Colour: Experiments in Nature at UNSW Galleries, 28 July – 15 September 2018.
'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. The exhibition highlights the resurgent international shift towards natural dyes, and an increased interest in ‘slow textiles’, the handmade and holistic practice of textile making.
Image: Emma Peters, 'Ebb and Flow' 2018 (progress image). Courtesy: the artist