When:Wednesday 6 February 2019 - Saturday 30 March 2019
Tuggeranong Arts Centre invites you to join us for a series of free summer workshops, each Wednesday in February, where you can combine your love of textiles and gardens.
Gardens can be spaces of contemplation. Some people have their own gardens, others have a few pots on a balcony, while some can only imagine their own special or secret garden.
Many textiles express the ability of gardens to offer a sanctuary of peace and quiet.
In the Tuggeranong Gardens series of free workshops with local artist Sharon Peoples, Tuggeranong participants will learn how to translate their ideas and experiences of domestic or community gardens into textile works, while exploring the medieval concept of the Hortus conclusus – the enclosed or secret garden, which was used as a private retreat for contemplation, meditation and communication.
While this may sound a long way from the suburban gardens of Tuggeranong, our minds can wander and remember gardens of our childhood or ‘home’ wherever that may be.
Sharon Peoples has worked as an artist for over twenty years, with her practice focusing on stitching and textiles. Her work has been collected by many national and state institutions, and Sharon has taught as a guest lecturer in the Textiles workshop at Australian National University.
This project will be celebrated at TAC alongside International Women’s Day.