Tuesday 12June 1.30 to 4.30 | £20 including refreshments
Dunbar Town House Gallery | Please Book tel: 01620 820699
This Straw Weaving workshops is in connection with the Dalziel + Scullion exhibition HOMING
In this unique workshop you can also try your hand at traditional approaches with Elaine who will use green rushes to help you weave the simple circle motif and also the hand which appear in the exhibition.
Elaine will travel down from Aberdeenshire for this workshop as Dalziel + Scullion have been working with her to explore natural materials and ways in which to see and experience the nature they have been exploring along the John Muir Way. They have also looked to traditional approaches and craft activities, which reflect both the narratives and folklore tethered to our landscape.
Dalziel + Scullion say “We constantly strive to understand the context and the place in which our artworks will exist, investigating ways that art can focus attention on and amplify particular aspects of the ecology of a place; it’s authentic features and unique character.”
The ideas presented here in the ‘Homing’ exhibition will be published in their forthcoming book of the same title, to be launched in June. This book, or field guide, contains suggestions on how to interact with the rich diversity of landscapes along the John Muir Way. However, the principles within the book can be applied anywhere.