Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora

Thursday - Sunday 10am-5pm

Craft Lab+

19 May – 29 July 2018

If you’re into knitting, macramé, quilting, embroidery, tapestry, patchwork, felting or work with any other textile based craft then we welcome you to be part of Craft Lab+ by taking up residence at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre from 19 May to 29 July and help create a community of crafters.

Drop in at any time during public hours to work on your piece, there will also be a number of free facilitated craft classes run by craft specialist Ramona Barry.

All works created will be part of the exhibition to be shown here in the galleries from 21 June to 29 July.

 

MAKING LAB | 19 May – 29 July | Thurs-Sun 10am- 5pm | Free – No bookings required

FREE WORKSHOPS WITH RAMONA BARRY | Thursdays and Sundays, 1-4pm: 20 May – 26 July | PLEASE NOTE: These workshops are free but there is limited capacity. We recommend arriving early to secure your spot. Please make sure you register with reception on arrival.

EXHIBITION | 21 June – 29 July

CLOSING CELEBRATION | Saturday 28 July 2-5pm | All welcome

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | John Brooks | 20 June – 29 July 2018 | Find out more here

TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION  | Lindy de Wijn – Connection | 19 May–29 July | Find out more here

ENQUIRIES | Bundoorahomestead@darebin.vic.gov.au | (03) 9496 1060

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

Ramona Barry
Darebin Nature Weaving (2018)
Found Darebin branches, wool and cotton yarn, bead | 30 x 50 cm
Courtesy of the artist

 

 

 

 

CRAFT LAB+ FREE WORKSHOP PROGRAM @ BUNDOORA HOMESTEAD ART CENTRE

FREE! ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED OR YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops are free but there is limited capacity. We recommend arriving early to secure your spot. Please make sure you register with reception on arrival.

Meet your workshop facilitator
Ramona Barry is a writer, curator and maker specialising in craft and design. Co-author of The Craft Companion (Thames & Hudson 2016), co-director of the handmadelife project, former chair of the board of Craft Victoria and current coordinator of the Art Craft & Cookery Competition and Makers Pavilion for the Royal Melbourne Show.

 

Course 1  |  MARK
Sunday 20 May 1-4pm  |  Thursday 24 May 1-4pm

Mark making is often the first step in creating work for exhibition. Learn how textile artists use traditional and non-traditional mark making techniques as a way of generating ideas, garnering inspiration and begin the story telling process when creating exhibition-based work.
Explore: different mark making techniques and styles using ink, paint, pens, pencils, charcoal, thread, string, yarn, fabric.
Learn: how to make a variety of tools, translate drawn marks into textile designs and techniques.
Develop: a series of ideas that can be used to develop your own unique artwork.
Inspirations: Lorna Crane, Laura Slater, Emily Kam Kngwarray, Eva Bellanger.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

Course 2  |  STITCH
Sunday 27 May 1-4pm   |  Thursday 31 May 1-4pm
Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Needlepoint are traditional stitch-based techniques with endless contemporary possibilities. Even the most basic of stitches and surface decorations can be used to create contemporary artwork.
Explore: how contemporary artists use these craft cornerstones in their toolbox.
Learn: basic techniques in a variety of stitch skills.
Develop: your own stitch language that can be utilised in a multitude of ways when creating original work.
Inspirations: Stephanie Lapre, Takeshi Iwasake, Sarah Benning, Nike Schroeder, Diane Meyer, Rayan Fahey.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

Course 3  |  PATCH
Sunday 3 June 1-4pm  |  Thursday 7 June 1-4pm
Patchwork and applique are the perfect craft techniques to combine fabrics, patterns, colour combinations and showcase stitches.
Explore: how sitting different materials together is the textile version of collage.
Learn: basic hand and machine stitches, applique and reverse applique techniques.
Develop: collage creating skills using fabric and stitching.
Inspirations: Kathryn Clark, Colleen Toutant Merrill, Luke Haynes, Debra Weiss, Sarah Crowest.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

Course 4  |  BOOK
Sunday 10 June 1-4pm   |  Thursday 14 June 1-4pm
Bookcraft, bookbinding and artist books are ancient techniques perfect for modern handmade work
Explore: the world of artists books and zine making
Learn: create your own folded artwork from a vintage book, learn a simple binding technique for your own artist book or sketchbook
Develop: basic binding skills and ideas for future book projects. Create your own soft fabric book for embellishing
Inspirations: Nicholas Jones, Michelle Lackenby, Louise Seymour. Ashley Ronning
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

Course 5  |  BEAD
Sunday 17 June, 1-4pm   |  Thursday 21 June 1-4pm             SHOW OPENS!
Surface embellishment using beads, sequins, found objects is an exciting way to create interest in textile work. Even the simplest of techniques can create complex patterns and textures.
Explore: Different bead materials and the skills needed to incorporate into your work.
Learn: how to make your own beads using air dry clay, how to attach beads using a variety of techniques.
Develop: a variety of beading and surface decoration skills.
Inspirations: Eddy Carroll, Karla Way, Emily Green, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

Course 6  |  WEAVE
Sunday 24 June 1-4pm  |  Thursday 28 June 1-4pm
Inspired by Artist in Residence John Brooks we look at how weaving can be used to create dramatic textile pieces full of texture and colour.
Explore: different fibres and materials to incorporate into wall work.
Learn: basic tapestry weaving techniques, how to create your own loom frames.
Develop: ideas to create fibre-based wall works both small and large scale.
Inspirations: John Brooks, Sheila Hicks, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Daniel Edwards, Erin Riley.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

Course 7  |  FELT
Sunday 1 July 1-4pm   |  Thursday 5 July 5 1-4pm
Needle felting, while not for the faint-hearted, is a simple technique for creating 3D shapes with nothing more than a barbed needle and wool roving. Simplified versions of wet felting are perfect for those wanting to ‘paint with wool’.
Explore: different felt making tools and fibres.
Learn: basic needle felting techniques and tabletop wet felting.
Develop: a series of small felted pieces that can be combined or act as discreet art works.
Inspirations: Cat Rabbit, Felt Mistress, Sonya Yong James, Annemeike Mein, Sally Smart.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

Course 8  |  STRING
Sunday 8 July 1-4pm  |  Thursday 12 July 1-4pm
Knots of all descriptions can create everything from large-scale macramé installations to delicate lace-like wire jewellery.
Explore:
the extraordinary things that can happen with a length of rope, string, thread or wire.
Learn:
basic macrame knots, string art techniques
Develop:
knot skills that can be used for both macro and micro-sized projects – everything from a wall or floor work to wearable art.
Inspirations: Sarah Parkes, Sally England, Judy Tadman, Deloss Webber.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

Course 9  |  CUT
Sunday 15 July 1-4pm  |  Thursday 19 July 1-4pm
Sometimes you must be destructive to get constructive. This week we attack our work, not with a slash and burn mentality but reveal and rethink existing pieces that will push your textiles in a whole new direction.
Explore: the use of deconstruction as a powerful tool for reimagining textile art.
Learn: a variety of techniques – for unpicking, cutting, intentional damage while still maintaining or revealing the integrity of the newly emerged work.
Develop: the ability to let go of pre-existing ideas around what it means to have a completed work. An understanding of the both the flexible nature of textile work as well as its (and your) limitations.
Inspirations: Christina Hesford, Louise Bourgeois, Shelly Goldsmith.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

Course 10  |  MIX
Sunday 22 July 1-4pm   |  Thursday 26 July 1-4pm

Bringing the last ten weeks of skills together to combine two or more to create a new piece.
Revisit: mark making, printing, stitching, patch, applique, and more,  and add to the now generous toolbox of skill sets and ideas.
Learn: How to work independently using a variety of techniques in your textile toolkit
Develop: Your own mini inspiration journal to create work beyond the Lab.
Inspirations: The workshop program is reflected on in creating these final pieces
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

 

CRAFT LAB+ FREE WORKSHOP PROGRAM @ NORTHCOTE TOWN HALL ARTS CENTRE

FREE! | ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED OR YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN | BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED
[Bookings recommended through Eventbrite to secure your place. Walk-ins on the day will also be admitted, space permitting]

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Join facilitator Ramona Barry for three crafting sessions in Northcote, exploring a range of innovative techniques and craft applications.

Saturday 26 May, Saturday 2 June, Saturday 16 June | 1-4pm