Saturday 23rd July, 2pm – 4pm
Free, registration preferred.
Join the Adorned artists and participate in the collective’s culture of skill sharing through the (Un) Buttoned-Up! workshop, on Saturday 23 July, 2-4pm. Straight after the workshop, participants will be welcome to join the artists for the official opening of the Adorned exhibition.
The workshop focuses on imbuing materials with special meaning through experimental play. Participants are invited to bring along their personal collection of buttons, big or small, to be included in the workshop process.
By combining your personal button collection with the Adorned button collection, you can stitch and piece together a personal story onto a small wearable artwork, or add to an organic mosaic of buttons laid out on a table (sewn or arranged).
The Adorned artists will guide a process of arranging, sewing and bringing together an array of recycled sewing materials, whilst sharing a cuppa and warm conversation.
Additional materials provided include sewing needles, coloured thread, felt and recycled fabric. Free. All abilities and experience levels welcome!
Drop-in version of the workshop
23 July – 10 September
For the duration of the exhibition the Adorned artists invite visitors to participate and contribute to the collective’s culture of skill sharing through the drop-in, making experience, (Un) Buttoned-Up! Visitors to the exhibition are invited to bring along their personal collection of buttons, big or small, and/or share in the Adorned button collection to stitch and piece together your own personal story onto a small wearable artwork, or add to an organic mosaic of buttons laid out on a table (sewn or arranged). come along as a group, share a cuppa, or come on your own and sew your story with buttons. Materials provided include sewing needles, coloured thread, felt and recycled fabric. Free. All abilities and experience levels welcome!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Adorned Collective meet and work on Dharug Country, Western Sydney, and are based at Parramatta Artist Studios; Rydalmere. The Adorned Collective is a community group of artists and craftspeople from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who nurture connection through collaborative creative process and skill sharing workshops.
The Adorned Collective was formed in 2015 as a participant driven initiative that supports artists, artisans, makers and craftspeople of all ages and abilities from culturally diverse backgrounds and experiences, by providing a friendly, culturally safe and accessible creative space. The community of artists, artisans, makers and craftspeople participate fortnightly in supported drop-in skill sharing workshops and public programs.
Within the workshops, participants collaborate and share creative process, stories and skills as a process of professional development and community capacity building. The group serves to nurture friendships, celebrate life, culture, diversity and difference whilst creating inclusive social and professional networks and opportunities for local creatives. Between 2015 and 2022, the Adorned collective has developed and exhibited solo and collaborative sculptures, wearable art, photographic, performance, installation and multimedia work. As well as developing and exhibiting artwork, the Adorned artists utilize each exhibition and project as a way of engaging community through public programs and creative workshops.