MACHINES & MAKERS EXHIBITION TALK WITH SUSIE VICKERY
Starting with her mother’s Singer treadle in the South-West, Susie has worked on sewing machines all over the world: in the UK, US, Germany, Holland, Nepal, Tibet, China, India, Turkey, and Mexico.
Some of her work has been in making costumes for theatre, but for the last eighteen years she has been working as a craft consultant with income-generation projects, using local materials and artistic traditions to create saleable products. She has also been the artistic mentor on several art and handicraft projects in India and Mexico. As well as machining, she makes hand-embroidered panels and animations that examine the history and current practice of tailoring, globalisation through outsourcing, and sweatshops.
Saturday 9 July, 2016 | 1pm - 2pm | Mundaring Arts Centre
FREE | Suitable for Adults | Bookings Essential
HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING WORKSHOP WITH NALDA SEARLES
Internationally acknowledged artist and Western Australian Living Treasure Nalda Searles will share her string theory with all comers. Nalda has made string, woven, threaded and stitched complex objects in deserts, forests, in galleries and around campfires.
Her workshop will show you how to make a piece of string using old cotton or rayon textiles. Bring along an old sarong or piece of cloth that is past its original purpose, but still has some life left in it and you’ll be pumping out string in an hour.
Saturday 9 July, 2016 | 2 - 3pm I Mundaring Arts Centre
FREE I Suitable for adults | Bookings Essential