“Everywhere it’s the same, and everywhere it’s different: two hands with five fingers each (and other body parts), and a continuous loop of string”
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Uber eats craft - Immediate gratification has weakened our social fabric. Craft can restore the essential virtue of patience. Launch of Garland ✿ To Touch - You are invited to the launch of #33 Garland To Touch. This will be at the Australian Design Centre, Sydney, on 30 November at 6pm. Mai Nguyễn-Long ✿ Vomit Girl - Mai Nguyễn-Long introduces her Kôgábịnô exhibition, featuring works that express the Vietnamese punk-like aesthetic of mộc mạc. Shop or gallery? - How can we think of the gallery and the shop as equally important spaces? Batik garden - Please enjoy the stories about this process of textile dyeing that features beautiful drawn and stamped images of our natural world. There may be women seated in one of the deep verandas, carefully applying hot wax to fabric draped across a bamboo frame, following pencilled lines that flow across the surface of the cloth. Elsewhere you might catch the scent of a larger stove of wax, where tjap—large copper and wooden stamps—slip motifs into the fibres of cloth under the practised hand of Ismoyo or one of his assistants. Elly Kent Batik journeys See also International Year of Batik 2024-2025 & Batik in Encyclopedia of Craft in Asia Pacific Region ✿ ✿ Like the article? Make it a conversation by […]
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