2018 Lectures & Events
Join Rachel Meginnes as she chronicles the making of her work and the development of her career from weaver to artist. Having recently completed a series of work which repurposes the inside cotton battings of vintage quilts into contemporary paintings for the wall, Rachel shares with us her deconstructive, mixed media processes while discussing her beliefs in artistic growth and vulnerability.
The lecture will explain the spirit of boro — making the most of what one has in a resource-strapped world — and show creative examples of how to incorporate it into modern life using fabric waste. Recognizing the independent soul and spirit that resides in every individual garment and piece of fabric, Shunji will explain how to apply a humorous, tongue-in-cheek approach to up-cycling.
Indigo Sutra took place in Kolkata, India, in November 2017. Maiwa participated with the key goal of encouraging artisan dyers to use natural rather than synthetic indigo and, where possible, to switch to an eco-friendly organic vat.In this lecture Charllotte and Tim will outline the history of indigo cultivation in India and explain the forces that are working to de-skill artisans who work with this legendary blue dye