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Sustainable Art Workshops: Online 2020

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Explore ways in which found objects and environmental impact shapes contemporary artistic practices. Led online by contemporary artist and jeweller's Louise Meuwissen, John Brooks and Pennie Jagiello, participants will transform natural, recycled, fossicked and found materials into sculpture, jewellery and wearable art. Participants will learn a different technique in each workshop, specific to the workshop facilitator. You will have the opportunity to work with all three artists if attending all three sessions.  An exhibition of pieces created by artists and workshop participants will be presented online by Kingston Arts in August. 

online Workshops

You may attend one online workshop, or all three!

Saturday 25 July:

  • Wearable art with Pennie Jagiello: 10am - 12pm
  • Weaving with found objects with John Brooks: 2pm - 4pm
  • Visible Mending Embellished Patches with Louise Meuwissen: 2pm – 4pm

Sunday 26 July:

  • Visible Mending Embellished Patches with Louise Meuwissen: 10am - 12pm
  • Wearable art with Pennie Jagiello: 2pm - 4pm
  • Weaving with found objects with John Brooks: 2pm - 4pm

Online exhibition: 18 August - 19 September

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ARTIST BIOS

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Louise Meuwissen works in textiles, embroidery, sculpture and installation. Through labour intensive manipulation of recycled and found materials, she explores the tensions between luxury, consumption, adornment and aspiration.  Her recent work examines how we communicate and express ourselves through dress, and what this tells us about the world and each other. Louise graduated from painting at the Victorian Collage of the Arts in 2013. Her work has been presented at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Spring 1883 and Sydney Contemporary. She has presented workshops at the NGV, Craft Victoria, and The Royal Melbourne Show.

instagram @louisemeuwissen    www.louisemeuwissen.com

 

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John Brooks works with textiles, video and installation to reflect on interconnectivity. He has studied Textile Design and Fine art at RMIT, VCA and Monash, and has exhibited locally and internationally. He has collaborated with a range of local fashion labels to create custom limited-edition textiles for their collections for both runway and ready to wear, and teaches at RMIT in the Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development.  

instagram @L00ming    http://www.johnbrooks.com.au

 

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Pennie Jagiello is a Melbourne based contemporary jeweller who completed a Masters of Fine Art at RMIT in 2017. Her practice and ongoing research investigates the objects we use and discard and the environmental consequences of unsustainable practices, conveyed through one of the oldest creative mediums, jewellery and adornment. Only working with found, reclaimed and recycled materials, informs and challenges Pennie's practice, providing wearable dialogue for what we discard, and the expended heirlooms we leave behind for future generations. Pennie runs workshops, arts mentoring, short courses at CAE and is a lecturer at RMIT.    

instagram @penniejagiello    https://www.penniejagiello.com.au

 

 

Date

Saturday 25 July:
Jewellery and wearable artworks with Pennie Jagiello (family friendly session): 10am - 12pm
Weaving with found objects with John Brooks: 2pm - 4pm
Visible mending embellished patches with Louise Meuwissen: 2pm – 4pm

Sunday 26 July:
Visible mending embellished patches with Louise Meuwissen: 10am - 12pm
Jewellery and wearable artworks with Pennie Jagiello (family friendly session): 2pm - 4pm
Weaving with found objects John Brooks: 2pm - 4pm

Exhibition: 18 August - 19 September

Venue

Online,

Moorabbin

Duration

2 hours per session

Cost

$8+BF per workshop

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deadline to book online

5pm, Monday 20 July

 

For more information

Email: visualarts@kingston.vic.gov.au

Phone: (03) 9556 4462 (Tuesday - Thursday + Saturday, 9.30am - 4.30pm)