29jul10:00 am4:00 pmSustainable WeavingWorkshop for Teachers & Educators
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time
Brisbane Institute of Art
41 Grafton St, Windsor QLD 4030
Take your recycled plastics and paper and turn them into something beautiful and useful in this sustainable weaving workshop. Participants will learn about material suitability, and the basic techniques to
Take your recycled plastics and paper and turn them into something beautiful and useful in this sustainable weaving workshop. Participants will learn about material suitability, and the basic techniques to create your own jewellery, baskets and vessels. A fantastic workshop to gather ideas for sustainability in the classroom.
Please bring pen and paper or laptop for note-taking, and lunch if required. Participants will be provided with tea, coffee and light refreshments during the workshop, However it is each participants responsibility to provide their own lunch. It is recommended that you bring a packed lunch as the closest food outlets are a driving distance away.
$65 ($60 for Flying Arts Members)
Mary Barron likes to employ traditional craft techniques in unusual ways often working with recycled materials particularly household waste materials. She developed and ran a Community Art Project in Logan City for which she received a RADF Grant. In 2016, Mary undertook an artist residency in Thailand working with ladies in the regional village of Sam Rit for two months to develop products made from local recycled materials and then taught the ladies the skills required to make them. Mary believes that when making art from recycled materials the work retains a memory of the materials’ original function, adding another layer of meaning to the work.