Speaking Engagements and School Visits

Would you like me to visit your school or special interest group?

I can create an artist talk, presentation or workshop featuring discussion and hands on look at my garments.  I have documented the making of Coralline and Hydra, two garments made from post-consumer waste, plastic shopping bags. These garments made an appearance in Cult Couture 2013, Hydra winning the Recycled Revolution category prize.

Artsit Visit Rangitoto College looking at Coralline with students

Artist talk and presentation

What I create for you and your students
Visual media for presentation, photos of the making, experiments and challenges, final garments.
A flexible discussion to meet the needs of your students, to interest and inspire them.
My garments, Hydra and Coralline, both entered in Cult Couture 2013.
Skills, experience and knowledge I bring

~ Twelve years ongoing artist practice in a range of media specialising in textiles, fashion and installation, I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College, graduating in 2005.

~ Practical knowledge and experience in organisation of art events, writing, documentation, art as activism, applying for grants and funding, social media and arts, and work as in intern in Auckland Arts Festival, AK07.  I have participated as an artist in other awards and both large and small scale group art exhibitions.

~ Previous, and on going experience in facilitating and planning adult workshops.

~ Three years experience working in education at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, working with school groups, presenting engaging tours and activities based around art work and exhibitions.
My visit gives you and your students an opportunity to talk with a practising artist, explore my creative process and get hands on with an award winning garment.  Through this artist talk your students may be able to reflect on their own practice and pick up skills or knowledge.
Artist talk outline
Introduction, my work, and current art practice, then onto Hydra and Coralline, garments featured in Cult Couture 2013.
Where did they come from and what was involved in making them?
My creative process
~ Pulling together ideas and inspiration
~ Developing a strong concept
~ Technical issues, learning new skills
~ Test garments, experimentation and risk taking
~ Resolving the finished garment
The materials and the making
~ Working with non traditional material/s
~ Hand skills, construction and design
~ What does it mean in the real world
~ How it impacts our creative process and choices
Up close and personal
~ Questions
~ Hands on with the garments, construction details and finishing


Contact me for availability and rates.

Angela x



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