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Junior Art School
– Threads

Bend the rules of tapestry and experiment with texture and colour to create your very own woven artwork. Be inspired by the enormous tapestries in Grayson Perry: My Pretty Little Art Career then learn to weave like a professional and experiment like an artist.

Tues 19 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Ages 9 – 12
$45/$40 members and concession
National Centre for Creative Learning, Level 3

Parents/carers are required to sign children in and out upon arrival and pick-up, although not required to stay during the program.

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Artist bio

Nicole Barakat is an artist who works to unpick the borders of art and life. She makes her art with love and patience and experiments with contemporary drawing and textile practices. She also collaborates with local communities to create artworks and exchange experiences, knowledge and skills.

Nicole is fascinated by the idea of art-making as a form of meditation and transformation. She understands art and imagination to be important tools to dream new ideas and create change for the world we would like to live in.

Nicole sees the materials she works with as her language and the act of art-making as her poetry.


Image above: Nicole Bakarat, Common Threads (detail), 2011, crocheted string made from cloth donated by residents of Minto NSW, photo: Courtesy of the artist

Image right : MCA Kids & Families program, 2015. Photo: Anna Kucera

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– When

19 April 2016, 10:30am-12:30pm

– Admission

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