11am - 2pm
Friday 17th June
Join artist Lada Dedic who will talk about her slow art process and lead a workshop in meditative cross stitch. Participants will receive materials to construct their own cross stitch project. The simple design will focus on rhythm and repetition. Suitable for novices through to seasoned stitchers and meditators. Please bring along any of your own projects for a show and tell.
Lada is best known for the intricate cross stitched self-portraits of her own brain. She also constructs hand knitted objects and has created a number of collaborative installations which focus on viewer participation.
The daughter of political refugees, Lada comes from a Croatian Catholic/Bosnian Muslim background. Now a practising Buddhist, her work is influenced by the rich history of Balkan embroidery while using contemporary techniques and imagery to explore Buddhist philosophies.
About WeAve Parramatta
WeAve Parramatta is an intercultural group that connects culturally diverse peoples through textile art, with a focus on contemporary practice by accessing traditional ways. We make beautiful things, but these are a byproduct - the really beautiful thing that happens is connection, storytelling, remembering and honouring in a supportive environment.
We connect with contemporary fibre artists, provide opportunity for WeAve members to platform themselves as artists and makers, remember and honour culture and traditions, learn and share techniques, activate community and support one another.
WeAve is an initiative of Parramatta Artists Studios and is supported by ArtsNSW and Parramatta City Council funding.