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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

Exhibition: Jacques Coenye: New Works

11 Oct to 22 Nov 2019

Open by appointment. Opening is on October 10th at 6pm.

Galerie Smend, Mainzer Strasse 31,Cologne, Germany.

Workshop: Java Batik Study Tour
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Diane Gaffney

19 Oct to 3 Nov 2019
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Java Batik Study Tour 

October 19th - November 3rd 2019 NOW FULL

Lots of wonderful hands on workshops and visits.

Contact Diane at for more information about any future trips.

Yogyakarta, Java

Workshop: 'Discover the Magic of Batik' workshop with Rosi Robinson
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Rosi Robinson

26 to 27 Oct 2019 9.30 am - 4 pm

Over the two days, Rosi Robinson will take you through a number of projects, batiking on cotton fabric and paper. You will be able to experiment with different waxing tools and apply Procion MX cold water Reactive dyes in a variety of ways. You can work at your own pace. Beginners and those with experience are welcome.


The Martindale Centre, Station Road, Horsted Keynes, RH17 7ED

Workshop: Short Workshop Package - part 2
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Rita Trefois

7 to 8 Nov 2019

Etching in the wax


Workshop: Batik Week Workshop in Bali, Indonesia William Ingram

10 to 16 Nov 2019 9.30am - 4pm

Batik Week Workshop

- A workshop with 5 days of studio time offering an opportunity to deepen an existing batik practice or discover a new fibre art form, through a vibrant creative experience with other practitioners. Drawing on Threads of Life’s detailed field research of Indonesia’s ancient natural dye traditions, this workshop explores the interaction between this pallet of colours and the batik process. For beginners to advanced practitioners alike.


Threads of Life studio, Bali, Indonesia

Workshop: Workshop in Aldershot
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Angela Lenman

19 to 20 Nov 2019 9am - 5pm

Workshop in a Village Hall - bring your own equipment and lunch - hired from 9 - 5 and share the cost of £32.00 for the day between all attendees. 

Ash Victoria Hall

Workshop: Short Workshop Package - Part 3
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Rita Trefois

12 to 13 Dec 2019


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