Work with artist Carly Snoswell to master a fresh take on traditional tapestry weaving techniques, with a focus on introducing unconventional materials into your textiles practice.
Taking inspiration from Carly’s own examination of fan culture within her practice, in particular the hand crafted, devotional artefacts made by fans, this workshop invites you to experiment with a range of materials to create an artwork that incorporates symbols of your own devotion.
This workshop will feature techniques learned during Snoswell’s residency at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and expand upon her involvement in artist Abdullah M.I. Syed’s weaving project with the Handspinners and Weavers Guild as part of ACE Open’s recent exhibition, Waqt al-tagheer: Time of change.
ACE Open’s workshop program provides a unique opportunity to learn new skills and engage with leading contemporary Australian artists in a creative, social and participatory environment. Designed to suit a range of skill levels and interests, these artist-led programs offer all audiences – from curious gallery-goers through to practicing artists – an opportunity to learn a range of creative techniques through hands-on, practical classes.
CARLY SNOSWELL is an emerging artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. She is primarily interested in the notion of fandom and the creation of craft objects as an ode to particular pop-cultural phenomena through gendered and laborious forms of craft-making. Her work aims to challenge common conceptions around modes of making that are often viewed as repetitive and obsessive and focuses on the emotional connection and the often-overlooked value in this type of creative engagement.