Plant Textures and Screen Print – Nicola Henley
Screen print and mono print using plants, a very easy, versatile and effective print process. We will introduce a variety of flora to create different textures through the screen as well as working into the prints with stencils. By working on the surface in layers of printed colour you will be able to create unique fabric either for artworks or function.
Price includes delicious morning tea and lunch.
Nicola Henley completed a degree in Fine Art Textiles at Goldsmith’s college, London in 1984. Since this, she has worked as a Textile Artist, exhibiting widely in the U.K, Ireland, Spain, Japan, Australia and the USA. Born in Bristol, England she moved to Co. Clare, Ireland in 1991 to set up a studio and continue working on large scale Textile Art pieces. She is currently in Australia for a solo exhibition at Timeless Textiles, Newcastle. Her recent work is based on a short residency in Laurieton, NSW last year.
Her work is inspired by birds and their movement and the dynamics of their spacial relationship within the natural landscape. She aims to draw our attention to the delicate balance of nature and connections between ourselves and our environment.
Nicola uses a broad range of techniques from dying, screen-printing and painting with pigments onto cotton calico and then collaging the surface using both hand and machine stitch.
The change of scale from bold printing and painting to the intimacy of close stitching helps to convey the contrasting elements of near detail within the vast open spaces of the surrounding environment.
Estimated material fee ($40) payable to the artist
While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.
Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.
Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.