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The Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre (COPACC) together with Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery presents Cross Pollination, a textiles and fibre art event to be held between 6th- 14th July.
The work of Gail Stiffe
Cross Pollination will offer an extensive range of activities to engage participants, including exhibitions, floortalks, maker's markets, 16 masterclasses and workshops and a creative foyer.
By Sue Ferrari
The Exhibitions Three exhibitions will be offered in two locations. At the Colac Otways Performing Arts Cultural Centre (6th-14th July) you'll find Farmer's Armour – wearable art, and Art Withour Borders – Migrant's Journeys. Up the road at Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery in Cororooke you'll find Grafted – Fibre and Mixed Media (6th July – 25th August).
The Workshops Costs and requirements for each workshop vary according to the materials required to complete projects. Workshop participants should visit the website to find out what to bringThe workshops program is as follows:
SATURDAY 6th July Painting with Fibre and Fabric – Catherine O'Leary Op-Shop Couture – Barbara Porter Contemporary Hand Stitching – Sue Ferrari
Specialty Paper from Denim and Lace – Gail Stiffe
Creative Darning and Mending with Sue Ferrari
SUNDAY 7th July
Contained (felt containers) – Catherine O'Leary
Creative Darning and Mending – Sue Ferrari
Plane to Paper – Gail Stiffe
Basketry Fish – Joy Beeby
MONDAY 8th July
Felted Body Wrap – Catherine O'Leary
TUESDAY 9th July
Creating Lino Cuts and Stamps – Dijanne Cevaal
WEDNESDAY 10th July
Print Your Own Fabric – Dijanne Cevaal
THURSDAY 11th July
Transfer Printing and Stitching – Dijanne Cevaal
FRIDAY 12th July
Image Transfer in n-space – Carole Redlich
Coptic Book Binding with Gail
SATURDAY 13th July
Fabric Sculpture – Sue Ferrari
Stitched Basketry Platters - Joy Beeby
Handmade Books with Coptic Binding – Gail Stiffe
Lunch, tea and coffee are included in the cost of all the workshops.
Detailed information about what to expect in each of these workshops is available here.
The Maker's Market
And as if that wasn't enough, a Suitcase Makers Market will run on Sunday 7th July from 9.30am-4.00pm in the COPACC foyer. Makers are being sought to sell their individually crafted, handmade or repurposed textile, fibre or visual art work (limited to a suitcase of your wares). Book your space by phoning 5232 9418.
Further enquires can be directed to Cayley on (03) 5232 9511. Please note, places are limited and early bookings are advised.