Soft Assemblage

Mariana del Castillo, Soft AssemblageSoft Assemblage: Bracelets and Rings
With Mariana del Castillo

10am-3pm Sunday 29 March 2020

Artist and maker Mariana del Castillo will lead a workshop focusing on fabric bracelets and rings. These bespoke objects can tell a story and allude to histories. Focusing on soft sculpture and found object construction, participants will be guided on a day long journey of bespoke jewellery making. The unique process of utilising soft sculptural techniques allows participants an experience not usually associated with jewellery making.

Over the Sunday workshop, Mariana will showcase examples of assemblage bracelets and rings. These one-of-a-kind pieces have been made from remnant fabrics and objects gleaned from the natural world. Participants will be guided through the design process and utilise simple sewing and gluing techniques to create their own wearable fabric collages.

About Marina del Castillo

Mariana del Castillo

Mariana del Castillo

Mariana del Castillo graduated with a BA at the ANU School of Art & Design 1989. Mariana was invited to mentor/tutor BIGHART –Project O, Cooma, 20ADF- Arts for Recovery program at UC- Concept Costume Designer – ‘Red dress’ Production, Denmark. Facilitated two workshops for Mental Health week 2019, Gungahlin Arts. She was invited to create site-specific installations in 2019 Canberra Glassworks; 2017 CMAG; Footy Fever at CCAS; Art + Climate = change at the Australian Galleries, Melb. She was invited to produce artworks for 2016-18, 20 ‘Contour 556, 2020: Art not Apart; Slot window Gallery, Sydney; Assembly Point, Melb; Finalist: 2018 Deakin University Contemp. Art award.2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre recipient: 2009 CAPO Rosalie Gascoigne award and the 2015 CAPO Macquarie Wealth Award. Her works are in public and private collections.

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All materials will be provided.

What to bring

Participants should bring their own lunch. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own fabric remnants and objects to create a more personal narrative within their bespoke work. 


Please note, enrolment closes one week prior to the workshop.

  • Refunds are available if requested at least one week (7 days) prior to the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Refunds requested within one week (7 days) of the commencement of the workshop(s) are only available in exceptional circumstances and must be supported by documentation (i.e. medical certificate).
  • No refunds will be given after the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Partial refunds are not available if you are unable to attend individual workshops that are part of a workshop series.

More info

Please contact Belco Arts via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.

Image credit: Mariana del Castillo, Soft Assemblage