Artist Julie Ryder will lead participants in 2 6 hour workshops that will focus on bringing the ideas of the fauna and flora of the corridors together. By using plants from the local area to dye watercolour paper with, we get the images and colours of the local vegetation on the paper before we start to then use printing, stitching and other techniques. In this way the works will be multi-layered and reflect the fact that fauna and flora live in a symbiotic relationship, each dependent on the other.
Participants will learn about the local habitat corridors from talks with science communicators from the OEH and Dr Inke Falkner throughout the workshop process.
JULIE RYDER – BIOGRAPHY
Julie Ryder is a textile designer who has gained international recognition for her work,. Originally trained in science, she retrained as a textile designer in 1990, and completed an MA in Visual Arts (Textiles) from the ANU in 2004. Julie has taught in tertiary institutions and community organizations for over 26 years.
Julie has been the recipient of many awards, grants, commissions and residencies and exhibited in over 20 solo and 150 group exhibitions worldwide. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, including the NGA, NGV, NMA, MAAS, AGSA, BRAG, CSIRO, ANBG, Tamworth Regional Gallery, and the Textiel Museum in the Nederlands.
www.julieryder.com.au IG: @julierydertextiles