Seeds through an Artists Lens with Sophie Munns
This workshop offers you, whether highly experienced or quite new to Art, an enlivening approach for exploring a fascinating diversity of Seed material from various habitats.
You are invited to bring along native Seed material from your local area to add to samples we can work with. Mixed media & paper will be provided… with exercises designed to guide and prompt wide-ranging experimentation. In no time you’ll be immersed & interpreting the world of seeds with ease. Bring along a smart-phone/digital camera and journal & we’ll examine numerous processes for working visually to capture the wonders of seeds, pods and capsules.
You will gain an Artist’s view into the world of Seeds, Conservation & Science in a relaxed and enjoyable series of sessions that will give you glimpses of fresh ways to work with the unique world of seeds … allowing you to reflect further on the land where you live & the Seed material waiting there to discover up close in your own time.
Sophie’s work has long reflected an interest in bio-cultural diversity over several decades.
Sophie Munns launched the Homage to the Seed project when 2010 Artist in Residence at Brisbane Botanic Garden’s ‘Seeds for Life’ Lab, following with a residency in Oct 2011 at KEW Millennium Seedbank in West Sussex, UK; May 2012 at the Institute for Molecular Bio-Science, UQ, Brisbane & Oct, 2012 at Cairns Botanic Gardens, Far North Queensland.
Residencies at PlantBank, Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan, NSW took place in May, 2014 & 2015 & January 2016. The Workshop Program “SEEDS THROUGH AN ARTIST’S LENS” was initiated at Plantbank, May, 2015 & is now being offered in varied venues & interstate locations suited to exploring Seeds & Biodiversity through Art.
While 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 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.