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Early in the week we will be making our paper using some local fibres harvested from the immediate surroundings and combining it with some prepared oriental plant fibres. Then we’ll play with the wonderful properties of an indigo vat with our Bellingen paper, including making indigo paper string as well as a variety of shapes and sizes of paper sheets.
People may decide to stitch their indigo paper into paper quilts or sampler books using original designs or traditional Japanese quilt and sashiko patterns and Japanese albums.
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For a fee of $25 per student I will provide
I have been an exhibiting artist and educator since graduating from National Art School Sydney in 1978, tutoring regularly at many forums in Australia. The year of 2017 is a fairly typical sample for tutoring for example Bellingen Camp Creative, Primrose Paper Arts in Sydney, ContextArt in the Blue Mountains, Go Create New England, Fibre Arts in Ballarat and Lismore, Papermakers of Victoria and Tweed Regional Gallery. 2018 will be bringing a New Zealand adventure as well!
In recent years I have exhibited in many venues in Australia as well as in Italy, Korea and US in solo, partnered and invitational exhibitions. In 2017 my main focus is a large series of paper installation pieces as a featured artist for Colac-Otway Shire’s Cross pollination event. I am also participating in the International Association Paper Makers and Artists 30th anniversary exhibition travelling Australia in 2017 and in the Artists Books and Bookplates exhibition at the Uralla Print Gallery.
My work mediums are fairly broad as I like to adapt techniques together to carry my ideas. Mixed media doesn’t really cover it when I come to make a list, three or more of which may have been incorporated into one work: plant paper making (almost always comes first)etching, indigo painting and dyeing, plant dyeing, stitching, drawing, metal manipulation, relief printing, quilt making, watercolour and earth pigments, encaustic, collage, artists books and book binding, and 3D construction. There could be more!