Talks, workshops and demos

Find details about exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations as part of Creative Trails.

Workshops

When Where Description Website or booking link
Saturday 3 August, 10am to 12pm THE SPACE gallery, Level 1, 61 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery Painting with Paper By Brett Sperling workshop. $95 per person. Book online
Saturday 3 August, 10.30am to 1.30pm Inner West Studios, 838-840 Princes Highway, Tempe Weave a wall hanging workshop with Sky Carter. 10.30am to 1.30pm. $175 per person. Book online
Saturday 3 August, 11am to 1pm Monster Mouse Studios, 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville Kintsugi Makie ceramic workshop and display by Yoko Kawada. $90 per person. Limited spaces available. Email design.yokokawada@gmail.com to book
Saturday 3 August, 12pm to 3pm Monster Mouse Studios, 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville  Mini dress-ups photo shoot by Lexy Potts - Interactive Drop In Photoshoot  
Saturday 3 August, 1pm to 4pm Monster Mouse Studios, 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville  Make your own bespoke eyewear workshop with Chris Savage. $200 per person. 

Email eyewear@bychrissavage.net to book

Saturday 3 August, 11am to 1pm  Monster Mouse Studios, 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville  Silk colouring workshop with Vanessa Espinosa Cofre. $60 per person.  Email vespinosacofre@gmail.com to book
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, 11am to 12 noon and 2pm to 3pm Feltwilde Studio, 19 East Street, Marrickville Mini taster felt-making workshops mini workshop sessions daily to get a taste of the wonderful world of felt-making. Feltwilde Studio website
Saturday 3 August, 1pm to 3pm Mess With It: [Project Room], 6 Sloane Street, Marrickville Up-cycling: Creating New Fashion from old clothes workshop presented by Angie Hulme from Kitten Vintage. Participants will be using features and fabrics from a piece of used clothing to sew a new article. Participants have a choice of cutting patterns designed by Angie. Explore design features and learn basic sewing techniques using a domestic sewing machine. Workshop is free. Bookings essential.
Mess With It website
Saturday 3 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm Inner West Studios, 838-840 Princes Highway, Tempe Rope and basket making with Sky Carter. $50 per person. Book online
Saturday 3 August, 2pm to 5pm THE SPACE gallery Intuitive Ink By Laura Bright workshop. $95 per person. Book online
Saturday 3 August, 10am to 12pm MakerSpace & Company, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville Ceramics workshop with Eunjung Son. Book online
Saturday 3 August, 10am to 3pm  MakerSpace & Company, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville  Opulent Embroidery For Fashion Taster  Workshop Course With Mary Brown. $165 per person.  Book online
Saturday 3 August, 10am to 1pm MakerSpace & Company, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville Introduction to welding workshop with Shane Wells. $170 per person. Book online
Saturday 3 August, 11am MakerSpace & Company, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville Demonstration in the Digital Workshop with a Makerspace teacher or member. No bookings required.  
Sunday 4 August, 11am to 2pm  Inner West Studios 838-840 Princes Highway Tempe  Make a Pom Bomb : Fibre artist Sky Carter is allowing anyone and everyone to drop in and make a "pom bomb". Part tassell, part pom pom, part bomb! This fun, uber-easy project is perfect for child and adult alike. $5 gets you access to a huge array of Sky's curated yarn and upcycled fabric for this very cool craft project.  
Sunday 4 August, 1 to 3pm  Mess With It: [Project Room], 6 Sloane Street, Marrickville Up-cycling: Rope Work - Creating a floor mat from old rope.

How many people have tangled bundles of cheap rope in the boot of their car or corner of the laundry? - Here is a creative; colourful and purposeful re-application!

We will be weaving a floor mat from old climbing rope. No experience needed! And all the materials are provided. You will be able to take home a new and colourful door mat.

FREE. Suitable for 10 year olds - Adults [Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult]

15 places available All materials provided.

Mess With It

Artist talks

When Where Description Website or booking link
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, 2 to 3pm Mothership, 18 Sydney Street, Marrickville Q&A with artists in the Pink Flamingo Cinema to discuss their work, process, and the challenges faced by practising and emerging artists in Sydney. Mothership website
Saturday 3 August, 3pm Ultimo Project Inc., UPSPACE, Building 24, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville Artist talk by Gail Kenning  Ultimo Project Studios website
Sunday 4 August, 3pm Ultimo Project Inc., UPSPACE, Building 24, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville "Mesh and Wire": Artist talk by Barbara Licha Ultimo Project Studios website

Demonstrations

When Where Description Website or booking link
Saturday 3 August, 9am to 4pm The Inner West Women's Shed, Seaview Street Hall, 12-14 Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill "Show and Tell": we show what we have been working on and tell how it is done... plus, "Sit and Knit": a progressive knitting project inspired by the popularity of our 'twiddle muffs'. Inner West Women's Shed on Facebook
Sunday 4 August, all day from 11am Scratch Art Space, 67 Sydenham Road, Marrickville What Is Art' tutored demonstrations. Come join our artists for a tutored class on their favourite introductions to learning and making art
1. Drawing demonstrations (Carmel Byrne)
2. Clay modelling demonstration (Maddy Rowley)
3. Oil painting demo (James Needham)
4. Make a stencil cut-out (Samantha Whittingham)
5. Artists' life model (clothed) talk and demonstration (Benedicta Rockson)
Scratch Art Space website
Saturday 3 August, 11am to 2pm Monster Mouse Studios, 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville DIY screen printing interactive stall by Carizza Monster Mouse Studios website
Sunday 4 August, 11am to 2pm Monster Mouse Studios, 9 Gerald Street, Marrickville Shibori dyeing demonstration by Carizza Monster Mouse Studios website
Saturday 3 August at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Myrtle Street Creative Studios/Erth Visual and Physical Inc., 22-26 Myrtle Street, Marrickville Interactive dinosaur feeding times at Erth Visual and Physical Inc. Learn how to feed and interact with Erth's dinosaurs in a once in a lifetime interactive experience. No bookings required. Erth Visual and Physical Inc.
Sunday 4 August, 11am to 5.30pm Join the Dots Workshop and Gallery, 102 Victoria Road, Marrickville "Welcome to Marrickville": Marrickville is an unique place, full of cultural activity, history and diversity. Many communities overlap and contribute to this special place. "Welcome to Marrickville" celebrates this place, with an afternoon program of live painting, music and installation. Join the Dots Workshop
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, 12pm to 1pm Stonevilla Studios, 19 Railway Parade, Sydenham Sun prints demonstration: Join artist Luke Parker as he demonstrates the technique of making a photograph with the sun. Cyanotypes are an early form of photography, made with light-sensitive chemicals, exposed to UV light and developed in water. Well-known for their distinctive blue colouring, they are also known as "sun prints" as they were often made with the sun, a free and accessible source of unlimited UV light.
Note: This event is weather dependent. If it is not a sunny day, unfortunately it will not be possible to do the demonstration.

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, 2pm Rosedale Street Gallery, 2A Rosedale Street (corner Old Canterbury Road), Dulwich Hill Demonstrations of felting and throwing clay on the wheel. Rosedale Street Gallery website
Saturday 3 August, 11am to 3pm Mud Australia Pty Ltd, 76-78 Chapel Street, Marrickville Meet the maker, Shelley Simpson. Open studio with tours, talks and live demonstrations of slip casting and the production process. Mud Australia website
Saturday 3 August, 11am  MakerSpace & Company, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville Demonstration in the Digital Workshop with a Makerspace teacher or member. No bookings required. Makerspace website
 Saturday 3 August, 2.30pm  MakerSpace & Company, 12 Gerald Street, Marrickville  Demonstration in the Wood Workshop With a Makerspace teacher or member. No bookings required. Makerspace website

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