FABRICATION has many interpretations, synonyms include :
invention, concoction, fiction, rumour, ‘flight of fancy’, tall tale,
‘figment of the imagination’ ……..
FABRICATION is : creation, production, construction, fashioning, contriving, modelling,
FABRICATION can be further embellished with :
recontextualising an existing image/design to give new meaning.
repurposing the existing object to give it new meaning.
deconstruction and reconstruction.
nothing to something.
basics of design and composition.
expand the participants’ perception and understanding of design.
integration of visual verbal to create a narrative employing various techniques and
2 DAY WORKSHOP - 2019
Merrin Glasgow will present a workshop encompassing
the concept of ‘fabrication’.
The purpose behind the weekend workshop is twofold :
Firstly, to introduce, demonstrate and facilitate
participants with the concept of “FABRICATION” employing
fabric and textiles as the “launch pad”.
Day ONE Introduction and implementation of techniques
that facilitate fabrication.
Expand the participants’ perception and understanding
of design and composition.
Day TWO Application and practice of knowledge to compose
a visual verbal narrative;
an artist’s book, connecting the tiny bits we have gathered
along the way......
An artist’s book can be short, long, finite, ongoing.
It may present as a scroll, accordion, be folded, rolled, flat, suspended,
double/single sided and more with the intention to be submitted in the
2019 Up2date Art Exhibition.
Techniques demonstrated include :
photo release / transfer of existing image
mono and block printing
drawing / painting on fabric with textile resources
manipulation of existing textiles through embroidery
“drawing" with needle and thread
layering the afore mentioned techniques
drawing and painting with textile friendly resources
Details of workshop will be published at a further date.
SAVE THE DATE : Weekend of the 1st and 2nd June, 2019.
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Secondary Visual Arts Teacher of thirty years, twenty seven at Junee High School,
remainder in Queensland.
Numerous Visual Arts programs written and board approved for delivery in the classroom.
Private teaching of various visual art disciplines to all ages.
Various collaborations including public art works in conjunction with career and community events, including murals for Junee Council, Art4Agriculture, design and production of metal artworks with students in conjunction with Agvision at Junee High School, mural for Junee Rural Womens’ annual event.
Awarded Certificate of Excellence in the Creative Arts by NSW Department of Education for
orchestration and coordination of various public artworks across primary and secondary
schools within the Junee Shire.
Design for Vintage wearable
Photo release, painting, collage
Solo and group exhibitions.
Studio practice with Dr. Neil Overton who is the former Associate Head of School, and
Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, in the School of Communication and
Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University.
Amateur, semi and professional theatre costuming.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
My practice across my career has essentially included
drawing, watercolour, printing and fabrication of textile.
My practice has shifted from works on paper to
functional wearables, which employ couture principles
learned and practiced for the better part of my life, and
connects with my love for theatre and historical dress.
Recent collaborations with other creatives include
participation as a designer and maker for Eco Fashion
Week Australia November 2018.
Surface design for wearable
Block / Found Object printing
Applique, machine and hand embroidery
( drawing by thread ). Hand painting.
IMAGES FROM THIS YEARS COMPLETED WORKSHOP (2019)
PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS INCLUDE :
Artist - Andrew Whitehead
Artist - David Dunn
Artist - Susan Houghton
The Joy Of Colouring In