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Nicole Barakat is Back For More Workshops

Artist Nicole Barakat will be visiting Narrandera again to facilitate a two-day eco- dyeing workshop along with weaving techniques, stitching and more, to begin making the final artwork for On Common Ground.

On Common Ground, presented by The Cad Factory, is a 3 day festival of textiles, performance, video projection, installation, story telling, music and more. It will take place “along the Murrumbidgee” in the Narrandera Common from 16 - 18 October 2015.

The Cad Factory and Sydney arts organisation Performance Space are holding free workshops with contemporary artist Nicole Barakat. Nicole will work with local artists and community members to facilitate the making of new work that will be exhibited outside in the Common for the festival.

Nicole was in Narrandera in May and held the first eco-dyeing workshop on site at Beach One. Local artist and workshop participant Elizabeth Gay Campbell said of the weekend, “It was fun, informative and really great working with a team; the community aspects was really important. I loved the natural process of dyeing; that it was safe with no nasty chemicals. The skills that we learnt can have applications for clothing design as well as for art projects.”

If you didn’t attend the last workshops in May, don’t worry, you can still come along and join in. However, as this weekend of workshops will be discussing and making the final artwork, those who attend will become the core group of artists making the final installation for the Common.

If you’d like the opportunity to have some fun, learn new skills, collaborate to make an original artwork, then please come along to the eco-dyeing workshops on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July from 10:30am - 3:30pm. Lunch will be provided. To find out more about the workshop and what you will need to bring, contact Julie Briggs on 0427 985 297 or julie@cadfactory.com.au

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