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Alex Falkiner

Relieving the pressure, upping the delight, bringing back play, letting it unfurl…

 

Alex is a lifelong fan of the wonder that comes from transforming actual stuff with your bare hands! She is an advocate for widening our perception of what creative practice might look like and what it can do to make our lives sweeter. She also swears by incremental making – tiny actions for getting stuff started, moving along and done.

 

Alex has been a travelling workshop lady since February 2014 and is sustaining her integrated art/workshop practice around australia on residencies, in galleries, and often out of her tupperware-container-studio, on people’s dining tables or on public transport. She loves sharing her insights into portable art practice and helping people integrate making things and creativity with however they live their life.

 

In January 2012 she was awarded a scholarship to study textile traditions in Gujarat, India. This month spent travelling, meeting artisans, participating in workshops and immersion in chaos and colour has made a lasting and colourful impact on her work.

 

Since the birth of her workshops in April 2013 – Alex has authored and led workshops to over 500 attendees for Australian Art and Design Leaders: Bundanon Trust, Koskela, Contempo AGNSW, Object Gallery, Kinfolk and Etsy. Alex holds a Bachelor of Fine arts (Textiles and Education) from COFA in Sydney and has over a decade of professional experience making stuff with her hands.


 

What people have been saying about Alfalky Workshops:


"Alex has a way of relieving that pressure we feel to make something immediately beautiful. Her approach is very much about enjoying the process as an experiment in curiosity...it's a very free approach, this makes it more enjoyable and less daunting.... A lovely ambience comes from Alex's enchanted self - it's quite inspiring to watch and listen to her. She seems to delight in an innocent magic in the materials and techniques and it's contageous! As long as she stays enchanted people will love coming to her classes to catch a bit of that!"

 - 'Drawing with thread' & '3D crochet' attendee

 

 

"I learnt that embroidering doesn't have to be perfect and that sometimes something that doesn't have too much structure is what makes it beautiful. I personally resonated with this because lately in my own work I have been trying to achieve a more free approach in what I'm doing and not being scared to make a mistake!"

 - 'Drawing with thread' attendee

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