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Zephyr – part of Cultural Threads
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Zephyr – part of Cultural Threads

  • various locations in Dandenong (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Zephyr - a gentle, mild breeze; any of various things of fine, light quality, as fabric, yarn etc. Zephyr explores the use of folds, falls and fragility of textiles by a diverse group of artists.

Artist include John Barbour, Jon Campbell, Raquel Ormella, Janet Passehl, Hayley Tan, Kei Takamura, Katie West, Sam Martin, Brooke Hyrons, Hayley Tan and Rubaba Haider.

Various Locations

Opening Event
Saturday 3 August
1 - 4pm
Walker Street Gallery
Cnr Robinson & Walker Street, Dandenong

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Artist in Residence | Christina Darras
Aug
1
to Aug 10

Artist in Residence | Christina Darras

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Artist in Residence | Christina Darras
1 - 10 August
12 - 5pm daily at the Craft Victoria Library

Christina Darras is a maker and visual poet whose practice includes jewellery, watercolour and embroidery. She has an Athenian Greek background and lives and works in Melbourne.

Christina uses her creativity to navigate through different countries and cultures. During her residency at Craft Victoria Christina will be making, researching and meeting with visitors as she develops her Bottle People project.

“This is a body of work that occurred when two images, like transparencies, overlapped: floating plastic bottles in the sea and floating people who are trying, crossing the seas, to find a safe place to live.

It is almost like, from a safe space, western societies treat with the same little respect and thought, people and plastic waste.”

Using a craft technique of painted papier mache plastic bottles, she will presents a colourful crowd of hundreds of bottle people. Through this bright installation, the artist hopes to bring light to a dark place in contemporary society.

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How Does Your Garden Grow? Sai-Wai Foo and community
Aug
3
to Sep 1

How Does Your Garden Grow? Sai-Wai Foo and community

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A community that crafts and creates together will grow like a garden nurtured with passion.

Craft extraordinaire Sai-Wai Foo will create a garden from upcycled textile materials and paper for the Boroondara community to visit and relax in or plant their very own craft creation.

Community workshops with Sai-Wai Foo

  • Sunday 4 August, 11.30am - 1.30pm

  • Friday 9 August, 10.30am - 12.30pm

  • Tuesday 20 August, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Nebula presented by Arts Access Victoria
Aug
3
to Aug 9

Nebula presented by Arts Access Victoria

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Arts Access Victoria’s Nebula, a fully accessible, mobile art space, is coming to the City of Greater Dandenong’s Harmony Square for the 2019 Cultural Threads Festival to host The Banner Project and Disabled Artist Lab.

Saturday 3 August, Monday 5th - Friday 9th August

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Boroondara Creative Network: Navigating Instagram with raraPR
Aug
3
12:30 PM12:30

Boroondara Creative Network: Navigating Instagram with raraPR

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Boroondara Arts invites all creatives, artists and organisers to come along to the Hawthorn Arts Centre and learn some of the tools, tips and tricks to help elevate your art activity and brand on Instagram.

Cost: free, but RSVPs are essential for catering purposes.

Light lunch will be provided. For dietary requirements please contact arts@boroondara.vic.gov.au

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Tricoautomat – Rute Chaves
Aug
5
to Aug 9

Tricoautomat – Rute Chaves

  • various locations in Dandenong (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Artist Rute Chaves invites people to enter the photo booth, take a picture and have their photo strip knitted live, and in real time. For a list of locations please visit greaterdandenong.com/culturalthreads

various locations
FREE

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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YARN - documentary screening
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

YARN - documentary screening

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This documentary profiles artists from around the globe who specialize in knitting, and looks at the impressive designs they've made (which include such concepts as "yarn graffiti"). Directed by Thordur Jonsson, Una Lorenzen, and Heather Millard.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Christina Darras | Bottle People Workshop
Aug
9
to Aug 10

Christina Darras | Bottle People Workshop

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Artist in Residence | Christina Darras
Bottle People Workshops

9 and 10 August, 1 - 3pm
$20 - bookings essential

Christina Darras is a maker and visual poet whose practice includes jewellery, watercolour and embroidery. She has an Athenian Greek background and lives and works in Melbourne.

Christina uses her creativity to navigate through different countries and cultures. During her residency at Craft Victoria Christina will be making, researching and meeting with visitors as she develops her Bottle People project.

“This is a body of work that occurred when two images, like transparencies, overlapped: floating plastic bottles in the sea and floating people who are trying, crossing the seas, to find a safe place to live.

It is almost like, from a safe space, western societies treat with the same little respect and thought, people and plastic waste.”

Using a craft technique of painted papier mache plastic bottles, she will presents a colourful crowd of hundreds of bottle people. Through this bright installation, the artist hopes to bring light to a dark place in contemporary society.

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Convent Made Presented by Abbotsford Convent
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Convent Made Presented by Abbotsford Convent

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The Abbotsford Convent is home to more than 150 artists, writers, thinkers, makers and creators of may kinds. From handcrafted jewellery and screen printed homewares, to ceramics, sustainable fashion and so much more, countless works of art are crafted at the Convent every day.

Come meet Convent creatives at their studios between 11am - 3pm and join a free Convent Made studio tour, learn a new skill or purchase a range of textiles, fashion, jewellery, ceramics and artist-made gifts.

Throughout the day, Convent creatives will host a range of free demonstrations and workshops including screen printing, pattern making, upcycling, block printing, papier-mâché and jewellery making.

Printing Demonstration: Ink & Spindle will offer a live demonstration of their hand-printing process. Inspired by Australian flora and fauna, Ink & Spindle are passionate about creating textiles that have a minimal impact on the earth.

Pattern Making Taster Class: Artist Leonie McGinley-Slater will invite visitors to register their interest and participate in a pattern making taster class.

Art of Up-cycling Workshop: Run by artists Nadin and Marta Kimberly, visitors will have the opportunity to convert old and discarded materials into something useful and beautiful.

Block Printing Workshop: Led by Print Safari, come learn a new skill and partake in the basics of block printing. Pottery Demonstration by Ghost Wares.

Papier- mâché demonstration: Come watch artist Leah Muddle apply papier-mâché and decoupage techniques in a contemporary setting.

Jewellery Making Demonstration: Contemporary jeweller and artist Katheryn Leopoldseder welcomes visitors into her studio to watch a making demonstration and appreciate the handmade jewellery available for purchase.

For a full list of the program and tour times, please visit the Convent's website abbotsfordconvent.com.au. For any access queries, please email the Convent team at info@abbotsfordconvent.com.au.

FREE

@abbotsfordconvent

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Real To Reel: The Craft Film Festival
Aug
22
to Aug 23

Real To Reel: The Craft Film Festival

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Real To Reel:
The Craft Film Festival
Thursday 22 August, 7pm
Friday 23 August, 7pm

Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St,
Carlton


Unexpected tales of making from around the world featuring contemporary Aboriginal weaving, an Indian clay performance, scrap puppets, glassblowing, metalsmithing and a human powered bakery.

Over two screenings, a medley of thirty three short films explore the human relationship with making and materials. They offer a rare opportunity to witness craft in action and the narratives, passion and skill inherent in the creation of works.

Screening 1
Thursday 22 August, 7pm

Witness scrap metal being transformed into intricate eyewear in Kenya, puppets coming to life in a BAFTA award-winning animation, interwoven histories of a blacksmith and gardener, documentaries on British chair making and Mexican luthiers, and an animation from Australia’s Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

Screening 2
Friday 23 August, 7pm


Discover the tradition of making dance masks and costumes in Mexico, a knitting evangelist’s insights into creativity and health, an outdoor gym that powers a bakery, a portrait of one of the oldest potteries in Japan, an animation celebrating the role that dogs play in a remote community, and a documentary on a retired Australian farmer turned artisan woodworker.


Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is produced by the Crafts Council UK and Crafts magazine. Its tour to Australia is courtesy of Maker&Smith.
Real to Reel forms part of the Craft Cubed Festival presented by Craft Victoria. Craft Cubed is supported by the City of Melbourne Triennial Arts Grants Program.

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Threads
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Threads

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The event will highlight how we embrace fashion with a focus on the expression and interpretation of different cultures through textiles.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Kindling x Flect Launch Party
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Kindling x Flect Launch Party

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The collaboration is a celebration of three designers who live, work and met in Lygon St Brunswick East, forging a partnership of complementary product design.

Georgia and Sam met at a local bar and created the label Flect together. They wondered into Nina's store wearing their creations and inspired her to sell them alongside her clothing within the mix of many wonderful Australia female designers also represented in the space.

The Kindling x Flect collection will include a range of jewellery and clothing based on shapes created collaboratively between the three designers. The shapes will be applied though mixed mediums, cut perspex, silver and screen printed fabric. All pieces will be hand made within the two Brunswick based studios, just 30 meters apart and be sold exclusively in the Kindling store.


FREE

@kindlingclothing



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Lowkey Laneway Launch Party for Mattt's Bag Library
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Lowkey Laneway Launch Party for Mattt's Bag Library

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Presented by mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY

This will be a lowkey, informal event to celebrate the launch of the brand new mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY laneway space. A space constructed in a new courtyard space accessible off a laneway this will be the place to visit to view and discuss bags and take part in workshops and events. The event will be run in conjunction with the Kindling x Flect event (running on the same night at the front of the location), so will be used to celebrate all the designers in the space. The mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY has been constructed from repurposed materials and fittings, so a further extension and exploration of the themes of intelligent re-use and re-purposing seen in my bags and accessories.

FREE

@mattt.com.au



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Cultural Threads Open Day
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

Cultural Threads Open Day

  • Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to celebrate all things textile! View exhibitions, explore installations, open studios and meet some of the contributing artists.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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