Bird Batik by Valerie O'Regan in association with National Library of Scotland Artist Residency Project and Scotland's Sounds
This workshop led by Valerie O’Regan will explore design, pattern and mark making using Batik, an Indonesian inspired textile technique using wax – resist with coloured dyes on fabric.
The workshop will focus on listening to specific recordings of birdsong and also some conversational pieces from interviews from the Scottish Ornithological Club audio archive collection. Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) is a National Lottery Heritage Funded collaborative project, led by the British Library, in conjunction with 10 hub partners across the UK. The National Library of Scotland is the Scottish partner for the project. Participants will spend some time listening to the recordings and sharing their own experiences of bird knowledge, birdsong, bird sightings and bird stories to build up ideas for visual imagery and design of wall hangings.
Each person will be working on a 48cm by 78cm rectangle of cotton fabric with traditional batik tools, wax and coloured dyes. Val will have examples and visual resources of traditional and contemporary Batik processes as well as images of the birds that you will be focusing on.
The batiks will be hung side by side in an exhibition to create one large wall hanging exploring the diversity of images, patterns and colour inspired by the audio tapes. The exhibition will take place in the Courtyard Gallery from 19th March - 22nd March 2020.
Booking: Booking essential contact Sybil Gray, 01369 706 261 or email email@example.com
Venue: Courtyard Gallery @Benmore Botanic Garden
Dates: Tuesday 4th February 2020
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 14:00
Tuesday 4th February 2020
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