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.
Renamed 'Bodmin Moor' by the Ordnance Survey in the 1830s, the granite uplands of North Cornwall had previously been known as 'Fowey Moor' or 'Foye Moor' for hundreds of years. Inhabited by our neolithic and bronze age ancestors, farmed and mined for centuries, sculpted by the weather for aeons, the moor brims with atmosphere, myth, tales and memories. This group exhibition, including work by Robin Paris, explores the spirit of place of this inspiring ancient landscape.
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.
Group Exhibition of Contemporary Craft at Standen House with 5 members of the Sussex Guild - Rosi Robinson (Figurative Batik), Louise Bell (Quiltmaker), Justine Munson (Porcelain), Jo Pearson (Jeweller & Glass design) and Anna Tilson (Mosaics)
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.
New works from the Midlands & East Area
Work from nine members of the Batik Guild.