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520 Corangamite Lake Road, Cororooke, Vic 3254
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CORANGAMARAH ART PRIZE 2016
GEELONG GALLERY ANNOUNCES A NEW DIRECTOR, JASON SMITH (PICTURED LEFT). WE ARE HONORED THAT JASON HAS AGREED TO JUDGE THE CORANGAMARAH ART PRIZE AND BE ON THE SELECTION COMMITTEE. Article regarding Jason's new appointment is linked HERE
ENTRIES STILL ACCEPTED: $7,500 PRIZE.
Details at Corangamarah Art Prize tab above or link HERE
ENTWINEd'16 CALL TO ENTRIES: HERE
CULTURAL EVENTS: CAROLYN THEATRE
Prue Simmons SAORI Weaving Artist: Guest Speaker at 'Entwined' Opening
Whilst exploring the remote areas of Japan in 2007, Prue stumbled upon a village devoted to traditional and contemporary Japanese handicrafts in the mountains of Honshu. Learning the Japanese art of SAORI weaving and natural dye techniques, Prue remained in the mountains under the tutelage of Toyomi Harada, a renowned SAORI weaver.
SAORI weaving encourages freedom of creativity to produce original ‘human-made’ textiles. Free from the fear of making ‘mistakes’, it allows the weaver to enjoy the easy and meditative process of freestyle textile creativity and each woven piece develops its own unique character, colour, texture and style.
Prue has returned to Japan many times over the years to further refine her weaving practice and now spends much of her time teaching others this easy style of weaving and sustainable textile creation at her studio in Central Victoria, Dyeing To Weave. Prue is 1 of only 3 people in Australia who are qualified to teach SAORI weaving and has a strong connection to this Japanese art through her time living in Japan and spending time with SAORI’s creator, Misao Jo, and her family.
Drawing on inspiration from the landscape and a love of handmade and sustainable textiles, Prue brings together SAORI weaving, natural dye, a myriad of yarns and high quality llama, alpaca and sheep fibre to produce unique clothing and soft furnishings with a minimal eco-footprint.
Prue is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with SAORI weaving and introducing everyone to this unique, effortless, freestyle form of textile creation, enabling people to easily produce their own clothing and wearable art. SAORI weaving is accessible for anyone to do, regardless of experience, age or mobility.
Weaving classes are held at Prue’s property, White Stone Farm, in Clunes and at various locations throughout Melbourne and Victoria. Private workshops for small groups are also available.
For more information, go to: www.dyeingtoweave.com.au or call Prue on 0499 700 991.