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Workshop | Limpet’s Motif | Fabric Book Construction with Mariana del Castillo

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Event description

Join artist Mariana del Castillo and stimulate your love of the natural world. Inspired by Naturalist Ernest Haeckel you will create a deeper connection to the beauty of limpet shells with their intricate designs and the stories they carry from the ocean.  

In this workshop you will create your own handmade textile books using a simple Japanese binding technique and incorporate geometric designs also favoured by the Art Nouveau movement. Each page will engage with slow stitching, textile collage, colour, texture, and composition. 

Artist Bio: 

Mariana del Castillo lives and works in Ngambri/Ngunnawal land. Mariana is an Ecuadorian-born, Australian multidisciplinary Contemporary artist. When constructing her sculptures and installations, Mariana primarily uses reclaimed materials that come saturated with meaning. Her work reflects universal issues of identity, connectivity, survival, and urbanization. Mariana is drawn to alternative spaces and unusual locations to create site specific installations charged with politics and history. Mariana del Castillo graduated with a BA at the ANU School of Art & Design 1989. Her works are in public and private collections. 

Support Artists and Learn from the Best  

Craft + Design Canberra Anytime workshops provide an opportunity for audiences to learn from the unique skillsets of our members: individuals who are highly regarded in their fields as artists, designers, and craftspeople.  

Craft + Design Canberra prides itself on paying fair rates of pay to our artists as recommended by NAVA (the National Association for the Visual Artists). Our artists are the best in their fields and deserve fair renumeration. Audiences attending our activities learn from the best

Craft + Design Canberra is a not-for-profit membership-based organisation supporting artists, craft practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers. Craft + Design Canberra Anytime workshops are designed to create opportunities for our members to showcase their skills, engage with community, and earn incomes.  

Image credit:  Mariana del Castillo | Limpet’s Motif | Image by artist 


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