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Material Thinking: Workshop with Kate Scardifield
Wed. 22 March 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
Material Thinking is a practical and hands-on textiles workshop with a focus on experimentation as opposed to outcome. Participants will be encouraged to play with a variety of textile materials and techniques and speculate in terms of composition and form. Explore different approaches to appliqué, stitch and soft sculpture. If you have any fabrics or materials you’d like to work with, bring these along! Basic materials will also be supplied.
Limited space: Workshop caters to 15 people maximum.
This workshop is part of The Mind Diner and Art Month Sydney 2017. Brought to you by The OPERATIVE.
Kate Scardifield is a visual artist with an interdisciplinary and experimental studio practice that is research driven. Traversing textiles, sculpture, installation, video and sound, her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout Australia and in recent exhibitions in New Zealand, the U.K and the United States. She has developed programs and artist workshops for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and Port Macquarie Regional Gallery. She is a Lecturer in Textiles at UNSW Art & Design and is currently teaching in Interdisciplinary Design, Fashion & Textiles at UTS.
Image caption: Soft topology 2016, Kate Scardifield, Hand pleated and heat-set polyester organza, Dimensions variable (adaptable form) Photo: Robin Hearfield Courtesy the artist and ALASKA Projects
www.alaskaprojects.com / @katescardifield / @alaskaprojects
Terms & Conditions - Please read before you make a booking.
By making a booking, you agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which you might incur whilst participating in this workshop.
Photo and video
By making a booking, you agree to give Kate Scardifield and The OPERATIVE unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at this workshop.
Refunds or transferring booking
Bookings are non-refundable, but transferrable with 48 hours notice. Please email studio[at]theoperative.com.au if unable to attend as a courtesy.
This workshop is brought to you by The Operative
@THE MIND DINER
March 8 - 26, 2017
Level 1, 82 Oxford Street, NSW 2010
Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Sunday - by appointment only
For four weeks, The Mind Diner will exist at Level 1, 82 Oxford Street. Nestled between such establishments as Tandoori Palace and Burgers Anonymous, up an unassuming flight of stairs. The space sits somewhere between an art gallery, an airport frequent flyers lounge, a speakeasy and a library.
The Mind Diner is an exercise in agility. Temporary space and the temporary community it creates, opens up new avenues for art to enter the wider consciousness and to be accessed in an unusual environment. Additionally, these sorts of exercises, if done well, are able to be nimble and deft in nature. They require problem solving, but allow a playfulness, flexibility, and ability to surprise that a fixed location and space don't always allow.
The Mind Diner will house an exhibition of artworks that will inhabit the space in such a way as to encourage visitors to take their time, sit with the work and the subtle shifts in thought and concentration. In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a capsule program consisting of workshops and artist talks designed to provide further insight into the creative process and an opportunity for the artists to engage in important critical dialogue.