A new exhibition, opening at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery next month, explores the concept of memory in art.

Dutch artist Els van Baarle’s exhibition, Reflections of the Past, is made up of work all based on memories. Memory is a fluid construct to the artist, who draws on our shared historical memories, for example the doomed ancient city of Pompei as well as personal memories such as recent visits to Japan and China.

Reflections of the Past opens from 6-8 pm on 17 September and runs until 11 October 2015.

Three day workshop with Els: Walking the Creative Path: Wax and More

In this three day workshop, students will design one of a kind fabric.

Students will explore the possibilities of working with wax on both fabric and paper. They will use the traditional tools, the tjanting and the tjap, (copper stamp ) to make a contemporary  piece of cloth. By repeating the steps: wax, dye, wax, dye, the fabric gains depth, and the surface becomes very complex.
Printing or stamping will be added using simple self-made stamps and paint. Students will also work also on paper. At the end of the workshop participants will make a collage-type sample with fabric and paper. Students must be willing to experiment. All levels, some knowledge of color-mixing is essential.

Dates: 19-21 September  2015
Venue: Timeless Textiles gallery

90 Hunter st, Newcastle East

Cost: $480 including delicious morning tea and lunch.
Material pack from Els $35.
Book now

Els van Baarle © foto: Joop van Houdt
Els van Baarle
© foto: Joop van Houdt