From Fluffy Embroidery to Found Materials

Satoshi Morita, ‘Spiral’, 2010
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Event details

Event date: 
15 June
Event duration: 
7.5 Hours
Type of event: 
Workshop / participation
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road


Ticketing information:
Ticket availability: 
Limited places

About the event

Create your own textile-based artworks and learn more about the issues raised in the exhibition, like mental health, autism and learning disabilities, as well as the notion of 'outsider'. Explore ideas about occupational therapy, creativity, language and the 'flow state', and how the availability of materials affects the making process. Work hands-on with a range of materials and learn simple techniques such as appliqué, needle felting and embroidery, as well as ways of working with recycled or found materials.

This event is a hands-on workshop. No experience needed.

Anna Dumitriu’s work blurs the boundaries between art and science, taking a strong interest in engaging the public with issues in healthcare, ethics and microbiology. Her installations, interventions and performances use a wide range of media and demonstrate her fascination with textile craft techniques. She exhibits, lectures and runs workshops internationally. Her recent performance work ‘The Hypersymbiont Enhancement Salon’ was commissioned by Wellcome Collection for the ‘Superhuman’ exhibition in 2012.

This event is FREE.  Online booking for this event opens on Friday 31 May at 11am. Find out more about booking events at Wellcome Collection.

Thursdays 6 & 13 June, 14.00–16.00 & 18.00–20.00
Saturdays 8 & 15 June, 10.30–12.30 & 14.00–16.00

Image credit: Satoshi Morita, ‘Spiral’, 2010. Social welfare corporation Yamanami Atelier Yamanami.

This event is part of Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan.



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