Tutor : Mandy Gunn
3 day residential workshop at The Pines, Tuross Head
15 – 17 March 2019 (Friday am to Sunday afternoon) Arrive Thursday eve
Cost: $390 EFTAG members. Bookings now open for EFTAG members only.
Art From Waste: Experimentation and Creative Thinking
There is a growing trend towards using recycled and everyday materials that has been occurring in the art and textile world over the past 15 years or so. Contemporary artists are making use of found materials and experimental approaches to create works that reflect today’s society and its issues.
This workshop will look at the ‘throw away’ in a different light and will teach some construction methods for making innovative works. Learn how to take different approaches rather than finishing one work – the idea is to stimulate ideas and give starting points for making new work.
Techniques involving cutting and reassembling, weaving, twining, finger knitting, collage, construction, folding etc will be used. The idea of repetition and how it can be used to make large works and presentation of various types of work will be covered.
Participants will be asked to bring materials they have collected…………….
Mandy Gunn works mainly with sculpture, collage, assemblage and installation using recycled materials often constructed with textile linked techniques. Monoprints and painting also form part of her work. She has shown widely in Australia and her work is held in many public and private collections