Based on the popular ‘Stitch ‘n’ Bitch’ groups
This workshop is based on the popular Stitch 'n' Bitch group, and will be a coffee table session designed to engage the participant with the traditions of cut out designs as a form of protest.
Working in a relaxed informal atmosphere, where the process is informed by collective conversation – griping and complaining about life situations is most welcome!
Exhibiting artist Louise Manifold will give the participant an introduction to histories of collage in dadaism, surrealism and feminist craft processes alongside new ways of working with paper cutting collectively explore political, feminist and social issues.
The session will focus upon working with found paper materials, books, black wrap foil, in development of designs for 2-D and 3-D shadow boxes, and silhouettes.
Louise Manifold graduated from Central St Martins Collage London and the Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland. She has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and internationally in exhibitions at
Galway International Arts Festival, Haus der Kunst Munich,The Science Gallery Dublin, The MAC Belfast, ISCP, New York, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Red House Arts Centre Syracuse New York, Candid Arts Centre, London,The Botin Foundation,Spain.
Louise has been the recipient of awards from The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, and local authorities, in 2009 she was one of the four artists short-listed for the A.I.B Art prize.
Upcoming projects include AerialSparks in collaboration with the Irish Marine Institute for Galway's European Capital of Culture Program 2020. Louise has worked for many years with cut out design and collage as part of her practice,using it as a medium in her video, installation and published works including Winter papers vol 2.
Website : www.louisemanifold.com