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.