SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN: WEAVING WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS AGED 6 - 10 YEARS OLD

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Master-weaver, Lidia Godijn, during a weaving workshop at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, that ran in conjunction with her 2016 exhibition, Industrial Fibre and Fibre in Industry. Photographer: M. Cook

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN: WEAVING WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS AGED 6 - 10 YEARS OLD

In conjunction with QAGOMA’s touring exhibition, A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift

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Length: 10.30am - 12 noon, Tuesday 19 December 2017

Location: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

Cost: FREE

Age group: 6 – 10 years old

Level: Beginner

Availability: Bookings required - Max 10 children per session

What's provided: Australian Tapestry Workshop’s Kids Weaving Kit

 

In conjunction with the touring exhibition, A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift, children are invited to join Award-winning local artist, Lidia Godijn at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum for two weaving workshops.

Be inspired by Yvonne Todd’s enormous tapestry, ‘Alice Bayke’ which is currently touring with the exhibition and is almost 3m high! Yvonne worked with master-weavers, Sue Batten and Amy Cornall, from the Australian Tapestry Workshop, to create this artwork that is now an important part of the Queensland Art Gallery Collection.

During these school holiday workshops, participants will learn the basics of weaving from local master-weaver, Lidia Godijn. Each child will receive an Australian Tapestry Workshop’s Kids Weaving Kit to work from, which includes a cardboard loom, plastic needle, cotton warp, wool and cotton yarns. The young workshop participants will be guided by Lidia as they create up to two tapestries each.

Spaces are limited as there are only 10 Weaving Kits available per workshop.
Make a reservation today: Phone 4976 6766 or email gragm@gladstone.qld.gov.au

This workshop is facilitated by the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum and has been supported by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.

A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift is a touring exhibition developed by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition is currently on display at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum until 24 February 2018. For more information, visit: http://gragm.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/a-world-view-the-tim-fairfax-gift

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP TUTOR:

Lidia Godijn was born in the Netherlands and has lived in Australia since 1975.  Lidia has an undergraduate qualification in Agricultural Science from the Netherlands and in the Arts (Australia), a Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Arts Degree in Visual and Performing Arts and a Master of Education.  For 20 years she taught secondary education mainly in NSW and from 2000 until 2007 she worked in Aboriginal education in the Kimberley, Western Australia.  Lidia graduated with art qualifications specialised in Fibre and Textiles in 1985.  Since that time until 2000, Lidia exhibited regularly in Group exhibitions in Sydney and NSW.  Since her retirement from teaching in 2007 and her move to Tannum Sands, she has been able to dedicate her time to art making and volunteer work in the Gladstone Region.  Lidia has entered into The Martin Hanson Memorial Awards every year since 2008.  She received a Three Dimensional Award in 2012 and The Installers Choice Award in 2015.  In 2016 Lidia presented a solo exhibition at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Industrial Fibre and Fibre in Industry, which was also toured to the Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery earlier this year.