Textiles workshop with Florence Dwyer

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Outspoken Arts @Artspace33

Unit 33, Sir James Clark Bldg

Abbeymill Bus. Ctr, Seedhill

Paisley

PA1 1TJ

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A textiles, dying and weaving workshop with artist Florence Dwyer

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Florence Dwyer is an artist based in Glasgow. Her practice is informed by embodied research into social and cultural histories most commonly related to industrial manufacturing, craft and domestic design. Her work often finds form in the domestic, most recently through porcelain perfume bottles, ceramic tableware, tapestries and hand tufted woollen rugs. Recent exhibitions and residencies include; Part Seen, Part Imagined, Studio Pavilion, Glasgow 2019, Greenware, Old Huis Tokyo 2019, I remain Yours, The Tenement House, Glasgow 2018; and Making the Bed Laying the Table, Glasgow Sculpture Studios 2016. Dwyer’s work is also informed by craft pedagogies and she enjoy’s making work with other people, either through direct collaboration with friends and colleagues, within participatory settings, or within different workplaces, through working in this way she likes to explore notions of authorship and open up new dialogues. For this upcoming project for Outspoken Arts, Florence will deliver a series of workshops that explore the creative potential and possibilities of weaving. These will take inspiration from the Bauhaus weaving workshop, an inventive part of the 20th century Bauhaus design school which experimented with both traditional craft and industrial techniques to create bold, geometric and colourful weavings. Taking a similar approach to the Bauhaus school, these workshops will encourage participants to have a go at creating patterns on the loom from both conventional and unconventional weaving materials (thread, paper, recycled materials, ribbons). This will be done by working on small wooden, makeshift and DIY looms.

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Outspoken Arts @Artspace33

Unit 33, Sir James Clark Bldg

Abbeymill Bus. Ctr, Seedhill

Paisley

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Organiser Steven Thomson, Creative Producer

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Outspoken Arts Scotland features year-round and seasonal work by artists with protected characteristics. Our work references cutting edge social issues such as social care, lgbt visibility, creative ageing.  We focus on the development of new voices in the arts in Scotland and explores stereotypes in contemporary art. We create genuine professional opportunities for the work of artists to be enjoyed by wider audiences across Scotland.

“the achievement and celebration of equality through the arts with a particular emphasis on the lives, work, and experiences of those communities from protected characteristics. We engage, advocate, and work with people from diverse communities and we do this by promoting, presenting, and producing social, cultural and educational activities.”

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