Growing Colour Together Talks

Split image of a dyed piece of cloth of the left and a mexican woman twisting a piece of cloth on the right.

We are proud to present a series of artist talks, from international, national, and local artists, designers and organisations working with natural dyes as part of our Growing Colour Together project.

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Mariana Leyva and Janette Terrezas
Tuesday 14 February, 5pm – 7pm
Mariana Leyva is a fashion designer and textile artist. Having worked as a buyer, creative design manager, merchandiser, product developer and consultant, she now works solely with natural dyes and organic materials. She is the founder and person behind Studio Kühü.

Janette Terrazas is a passionate textile artist from Ciudad Juárez who offers programs for economical development to women living in vulnerable conditions mainly through textile design, up cycling, botanical dying, gardening botanical prints using ecological and sustainable methods. Her work brings healing into community processes.

Cara Marie Piazza and Hannah Ross (Hanoux)
Tuesday 21 February, 5pm – 7pm
Cara Marie Piazza is a natural dyer and artisan based in New York City. She creates one of a kind textiles only using natural dye stuffs such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food wastes. Her fabrics are treated through alchemical dye sessions, ancient shibori techniques and bundle dyeing, transforming each textile into its very own story.

Hannah Ross, also known as Hanoux, is an educator, artist and clothing designer dedicated to only using regenerative materials. She defines Hanoux as a verb; to heal through the organic interplay of color, shape, pattern, and the cyclical rhythms of the natural world.

Deborah Margo and Lucille Junkere
Tuesday 28 February, 5pm – 7pm

Deborah Margo’s work combines different disciplines including sculpture and multi-media ephemeral installations. Her working process is both conceptual and intuitive, based on research yet open to so-called accidents. Time, change, and touch are key preoccupations. Current interests link her gardening practice with the making of textile-based sculptures. For the past five years she has been making dye gardens on urban and rural sites; mindfully foraging dye plants; making natural dyes and applying them to a variety of textiles. Most recently, she has been dying locally milled wools and integrating them into her knitted works.

Lucille Junkere is an artist and researcher of Afro Jamaican heritage, specialising in botanical and mineral pigments and hand and machine embroidery. Her research focuses on legacies of colonisation and slavery in African Caribbean textile history.

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