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What’s On

A quick summary of upcoming events in the next 2 months. For more information, see our Workshops & Talks and Exhibitions pages.

Exhibition: A Royal Treasure: Javanese Batik from the Collection of King Chulalongkorn of Siam

1 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2019

19th Century Javanese batiks from the collection of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V, r. 1868 -1910). The collection was formed during the king's three visits to Java in 1871, 1896 and 1901. Highlights include several rare examples of Cipedes (now incorporated into Tasikmalaya), once famous for a distinctive, rich red which has not been produced for over fifty years. 130 pieces will be presented during the exhibition with 3 rotations. 34 - 40 pieces will be on show at a time. There will be an extensive catalogue.

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Workshop: 'The Soul of Batik' Workshop in Bali, Indonesia William Ingram

15 to 21 Sep 2019 9.30am - 4pm

The Soul of Batik Workshop - A workshop led by Nia Fliam and Agus Ismoyo of Brahma Tirta Sari with 5 days of studio time exploring both the processes of natural dyed batik and an understanding of intangible culture that is at the heart of batik. The goals are for the participants to initiate or improve the technical aspects of their batik skills, to enhance their creative process through a personal project, gain insight into Indonesia's traditional natural dye practices.


Threads Of Life studio in Bali, Indonesia

Workshop: Java Batik Study Tour
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Diane Gaffney

19 Oct to 3 Nov 2019

Java Batik Study Tour 

October 19th - November 3rd 2019

Two places have become available.

Lots of wonderful hands on workshops and visits.

Contact Diane at for more information as soon as possible.

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