Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Join me for a textile workshop - Saturday 5 November

Detail of process wall objects

Installation view

As part of the exhibition I have on at the moment together with artist Nicole Barakat, we are holding a workshop this Saturday November 5th from 3-5pm. There are only 4 places left so book now if you are interested!

Gifts of Exchange sewing workshop will be held at the Cross Art Projects, 8 Llankelly Pl, Kings Cross. Join contemporary artists Nicole Barakat and Paula do Prado for a hands-on workshop with fabric, paper, stitching and handcutting, inspired by works in the current exhibition Adiafa/Diyafa: The Gifts of Exchange and Arabic and Latin American cultural traditions. Participants will take home their unique handmade gift and gain valuable insights into methods used by contemporary artist for collaborative projects.

Materials and tools will be provided but you are encouraged to bring in the following: a basic sewing kit, any gorgeous fabric scraps you are happy to donate for use in the workshop, and an object – such as a souvenir from your travels – to be used as a reference/inspiration in the workshop.

The workshop is limited to a maximum of 10-15 participants, so get in early as bookings are essential. Workshop runs from 3-5pm. Fee: $20, $15 (concession). Enquiries/bookings: or 9357 2058.

Tamworth Opening - Part 2

Anton Veenstra, detail of Sailor Boy, 2011

Lucy Irvine, detail of Continuous Interruptions, 2011

Michele Elliot, detail of hemispheres: drawn to you still, 2011

Meredith Hughes, Mantra, 2011

Meredith Hughes, Portal, 2011

Carly Scoufos, detail of Panels from the Interlaced Manuscript, 2011

Tania Spencer, Would you like some cake?, 2011

Julie Montgarrett, if 'if' is a question, these are the answers, 2011

Esther Paleologos, Framework, 2011(detail)

Esther Paleologos, Framework, 2011(detail)

The beautiful shadows cast by Esther Paleologos', Framework, 2011(detail)