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Weaving stories, Weaving books at Wallace House - expression of interest
Sat., 01/07/2017, 12:00 am – Thu., 31/08/2017, 12:00 am AEST
Rene Bahloo of Weavery is inviting expressions of interest to attend a woven artists book workshop series at Wallace House in July/August. This callout is to gauge public demand for the project which involves adapting natural fibre weaving techniques to create a small sculptural (woven) artists book, which will exhibited at Wallace House during the Noosa Open Studios event in August.
This is an expression of interest only, no money will pass hands at this time.
No commitment is being asked for, I am asking if you would be interested in this type of experience, if everything aligned to allow you attendance. Please 'purchase' a free ticket to keep in the loop and show your support for the project. Thnaks so much!
This project will be focused on a specific outcome - the creation of a woven ‘artists book’ by each participant, which can be then exhibited at Wallace House and/ or the local Noosa Library exhibition space, during next year’s Noosa Open Studios event.
These workshops will apply natural fibre basket weaving techniques in new and innovative ways to allow the creation of a unique and individual artist’s book by each participant, who can incorporate their own pre-existing skills in novel ways. Eight different weeks will aid the creation of eight different ‘pages’, allowing participants to engage at their own level, using natural fibres as well as other materials such as recycled objects, paper prints, photographs, clay, sewing materials etc. During this time, four different weaving techniques will be taught, as well as how to adapt them to the format of an artists book.
We will also engage in the healing practice of sharing with each other through talking circles - telling stories, sharing feelings and experiences with participants - in order to flesh out our stories and those we find in common.