Introduction to soft sculpture
Stitch your own pop-inspired sculpture
Rebel against ‘high art’ and explore soft sculpture with visual artist Alex Falkiner in this workshop inspired by the Pop to popism exhibition.
Using the work of Claes Oldenburg as a starting point, the workshop will flip pop’s love of mass-production on its head as you are encouraged to work with your hands to create one-off pieces. Working in a small scale, you’ll develop confidence with test models in paper followed by hand-stitched pieces from fabric. You’ll experiment with a variety of techniques to get you constructing (and thinking) in 3D.
Alex has a background in costume and pattern-making and will translate and share these skills so they can be easily applied to the world of fabric sculpture.
Join Alex and Contempo to puff, stuff, droop and squish your way to a soft sculpture of your own!
Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner
Sunday 23 November 2014, 1pm
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. Not negotiable.
Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Related exhibition: Pop to popism
Related program: Contemporary at the Gallery 2014