This program develops the concept of artworks as a means of speaking up, inspired by contemporary textile artists from around the world such as Rebecca Mayo, Nadia Hernandez and Raquel Ormella whose work engages with social commentary and diverse perspectives on issues such as migration and the environment. This program includes two activities that experiment with various techniques including eco-dyeing, printing, stitching and assemblage. The material developed from these activities then combined to make a finished artwork.
This program is only available as a two-night offering.
Activities for Limbic: Speaking up
Spark Ideas (1 hour)
Learners explore and analyse artworks on display in the Art Museum. Consideration is given to the variety of artmaking practices, techniques utilised and colour, form and material themes evident. This art analysis will inform learners about their own artmaking in the connected suite of learning experiences.
Eco-dyeing (2 hours)
This activity involves the development of ideas and extends artmaking through textile practices of eco-dyeing. Cotton, silk and wool fabrics and/or paper are layered with natural dye plants and bound in bundles. Stencils, text shapes and cut outs are applied to the layers. The bundles are immersed in natural pigment dye pots creating pattern, colour and texture combinations.
Exploratory printing (3 hours)
Participants will experiment with text in the form of slogans, poetry and signs to incorporated into the process and act of making. Layering text and natural objects using Gelli plate printing and stencils builds layers onto the eco-dyed and other fabrics.
Assemblage (3 hours)
Using stitching and other embellishment, a textile work such as a sculpture, artist book, wearable artwork, banner, is developed, emphasizing the textual elements and messages in the work.
Two-night program includes:
9 hours of connected learning activities led by Bundanon’s specialist team:
- Collection Connection
- Exploratory Printing
All art materials for each of the above activities.
A two-night package only and activities take place at the Art Museum site.
All activities tailored to the stage required.
Time for students to connect and undertake continuous learning.
Learning in spaces designed to connect with the natural world.
Contemporary accommodation with linen and towel provided.
Healthy and fresh onsite catering from afternoon tea on day one through to lunch on day three
Two nights provides opportunities to undertake:
- Time for a deep dive into your own constructed learning experience.
- An exploration of the Art Museum.
Cost from $400 per person