Rebus Theatre’s Project Alchemy Presents:
Nature Stories Exhibition
Following on from her ‘Nature Stories’ workshop series, Project Alchemy artist Robyn Williams presents a one day exhibition showcasing the work created during the workshops. The workshops explored connection with nature using various mark making techniques and design principles through Drawing, Mono- Printing, Eco-dying and Water Colours.
Saturday November 11 from 10am-4pm
COBARGO SCHOOL of ARTS HALL SUPPER ROOM
Some words from Robyn:
Around this time last year I was one of 15 people, over 5 local government areas (Eurobodalla, Bega Valley Sire, East Gippsland, Queanbeyan-Palerang and the ACT), selected by Rebus Theatre, to lead a series of cross disciplinary community engagement arts projects designed to build connections across South-East Australia.
As a visual artist, my practice is all about connecting with the natural world around me and responding to specific sites/locations. Living in a remote location, along the Tuross River @Tinpot, the forest provided me the opportunity to experiment with a variety of plant material and found objects for my art making processes. As part of the Project Alchemy, I decided to present a series of workshops sharing my deep love of the environment, knowledge of materials and art processes to the wider community.
Since late August, I have been facilitating two weekly art workshops, titled ’Nature Stories’. Experimentation with all sorts of mark making techniques, design principles and materials has been key. We have come together in support of each others creativity, been inspired by found objects collected, other artists works, individuals unique stories and connection with nature and each other.
We would love to share this exploratory work with an audience, friends and locals. So, if you are in town on the 11/11/23, Remembrance Day, please come along to the Cobargo School of Arts Supper Room to see our display.
The Supper Room will be open from 10am-4 pm; a special morning tea with everyone 10: 30-12, then the choice of a couple of hands on workshops to attend (no bookings necessary-just come along).
Michele Grimston (https://www.michelegrimston.com) from Project Alchemy, ACT will be facilitating her ’Slow Textiles’ practice from 12-2. Using fabric and thread, “she explores the connections which hold together the systems of our world – whether these be personal, social or ecological”. Michele will provide some materials and will sit and stitch with 6 – 8 people, places rotating over the 2 hour session. If you have any special pieces of fabric or eco-dyed fabric you’d like to stitch, please bring them along.
I’ll also be putting on a brew for some eco-dying, so if you have any cotton/rayon or silk that needs some foliage prints, bring it along and we’ll prepare them for the dye bath (outside, so weather dependant). I’ll also have some paper and cotton material available.
Sunday 12/11 will see Project Alchemy Artists @ Radical Hope, the Festival of Daring Possibilities Day 2, in the Garden at Navigate Arts, Tanja.
Project Alchemy is made possible thanks to funding from the Australian Government for the Black Summer Bushfire Grant Program. Rebus is also supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and the ACT Government.