Taking place at Timeless Textiles in Newcastle.
Experience the process of katazome (resist stencil dyeing) as we create small works on Japanese paper and fabric.
We will be making our own rice-based resist paste, hand-cutting a stencil, printing onto fabric and washi, then using natural pigments to dye our designs. This is a process-driven, hands-on technique. Come with an idea for a stencil and walk away with dyed artworks.
March 16-18, 2019. $460 attendance + materials fee.
For more information and to book your place, see http://timelesstextiles.com.au/events/katazome-dyeing-with-natural-pigments-with-melinda-heal/
Artist talk at the Griffin Centre in Canberra as part of the Saturday Afternoon Talks series on topics concerning Japan and Australia. From 2.30pm January 19th, The Griffin Centre in Civic. Gold Coin donation for non members. RSVPs necessary - send me an email!
DATES: Official Opening 7thDecember 6.00pm
OPENING GUEST SPEAKER: JANDAMARRA CADD
WHERE: Noosa Regional Gallery, Pelican Street, Tewantin Qld
The Seed of Conversation – ARTIST TALKS – Saturday 8th December 2018
10am: Rebecca Ward, Robert Andrews, Jill Sampson,
Workshops 2019 – Bookings Essential http://www.noosaregionalgallery.com.au/workshops
11th January Friday - Anne Harris Sensory Landscape (Teen 13years+) Using Natural Ink and experimental Mark making Processes, explore how we can respond and document landscape.
15th January Tuesday - Rebecca Ward Bushcraft Jewellery of the Apocalypse (Adult) Participants will create necklaces from sticks, natural materials and found objects.
17th January Thursday - Anne Harris Sensory Landscape (Adult) Using Natural Ink and experimental Mark making, explore how we can respond and document landscape.
19th January Saturday - Caitlin Franzmann & Dhana Merritt Mutual Making Communal divination readings by Caitlin on the gallery lawn. The readings will be accompanied by a healing seed tea prepared by Dhana.
Mihajlo Jevtic, Jelena Krneta & Melinda Heal. Artworks produced during a 10-week Artist in Residence program will go on show at the Nagano City Arts Centre Gallery space from October 24 - 29th
Official opening 12pm Wednesday 24th Oct. Gallery opening hours, daily 10-5.
Through a Craft ACT residency in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve during the spring of 2017, four artists had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the ecology and heritage which enveloped them.
The exhibition embraces their responses in glass, drawing, textiles and installation.
Melinda Heal will guide participants in the use of traditional Japanese paste-resist dyeing techniques to create their own post-card sized print using pigments mixed in soymilk. All materials provided.
A solo exhibition at Galerie H20 in Kyoto. It will be my second time showing solo there after more than 4 years. All the works are new pieces that I have dyed in Australia, including the "Beautiful Weeds" series - a homage to the beauty of the often-ignored and misunderstood weeds of our neighbourhoods, as well as several sheer installation pieces that will hang in the gallery space. Come along and say hi!
"Traditional Japanese dye techniques produce a refined design through disciplined processes. In contrast, several of the artists selected by Inoue defy Japanese dye tradition by completing work in a spontaneous manner. As a result, new and dynamic dye techniques convey artistic energy directly to the viewer"
- Mashiko, Gallery Director
Somé: Dyeing the Australian environment adds a uniquely Australian twist to the quintessentially Japanese textile practice of katazome and yuzen.
Textile artist Melinda Heal reflects the beauty of the Australian environment through the Japanese dyeing traditions ofkatazome and yuzen. Somé depicts Japanese sensibilities in capturing the gentle and rustic beauty of nature, with a hint of playfulness in its unlikely subjects—cockatoos, gumtrees, eucalypts and other native Australian species. Heal hand-dyes detailed designs on silk, cotton, linen and hemp textiles, capturing the strength and fragility of the bush.
A group exhibition of Dyed artworks curated by Wax-resist Textile Artists, Kawata Kohro & Mitsuo Takaya.
Young artists hailing from Okinawa, Kumamoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto and ...Australia, all working in Dyeing techniques.
Medialia Gallery - 335 West 38th Street, 4th Floor, New York.
Open Wed-Sat 12-6pm and by Appointment.
本展覧会は京都精華大学大学院 芸術研究科 博士前期課程の学生21名とデザイン研究科 修士課程の学生6名による展覧会です。
In mid-November, the 6 of us Kyoto Seika Textiles Master's Students are holding a group exhibition, "how how" in an old former elementary school in downtown Kyoto. The school, "Rissei Shougakkou" is now a cultural heritage building thanks to it's retro western-style architecture. The internals of the building are still in 1960's style classrooms, complete with original blackboards, library books, bag hooks, etc etc.
It will be a very interesting place to exhibit! There are 6 of us exhibiting and we will each have our work in a separate classroom. Come along and do some exploring!
November 12-19th, daily 12-7pm (last day til 5pm)
Entry is Free.
Rissei Shougakkou (Former Elementary School) is located on the West-side of Kiyamachi Street, halfway between Sanjo and Shijo Streets.
I have been invited, along with over 50 International and Japanese artists, to participate in this annual exhibition which will go on show in the Annex of Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. It's only on for 5 days! Tuesday 29th October - Sunday 3rd November. Open 9am - 5pm (only until 4pm on the last day) and entry is FREE.
Artists hail from Japan, the UK, Australia, USA, Venezuela and Finland (amongst others!) and are working across a wide range of art-forms including Printmaking, Sculpture, Calligraphy, Textiles, Lacquer-ware, Manga Illustration and Painting.
I'll be showing a new work, depicting endangered Australian Parrots.