Rebel Stitches

Image courtesy Mariana del Castillo

Rebel Stitches

With Mariana del Castillo

6-8:30pm Thursdays

18 August – 22 September 2022

$480 per person

Includes all materials.

Join Mariana del Castillo in her six-week workshop focused on creating contemporary wearable objects. The workshop will centre around creative ways to reuse marginalised materials. Discover how to design patterns, stitch text, glue and combine materials to create unique wearable art. The objects we wear can indicate who we are, conveying a personal message of identity and history. During the workshops Mariana will share her own jewellery creations, communicating her philosophy around craft processes and techniques. Participants will consider the importance of design concepts, choices of materials and colours. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own fabric remnants and objects creating a more personal narrative within their bespoke work. They will also be provided with base materials and inspirational objects and images to supplement their supplies. These curious objects can be worn or displayed.

Workshop Content

Week 1 & 2
Participants will be introduced to a history of contemporary jewellery that explores the power of adornment and wearable objects as a social, political, and creative process. They will review the works of artists: Kadri Mälk, Liliana Ojeda, Myung Urso, Camilla Prasch and Alexander Calder. Each participant will be offered a mixed media bundle to consider and interpret

Week 3 & 4
Using their drawings from Week 2 as inspiration, participants will begin to realise their wearable objects. There will also be opportunities to make templates, natural dyes, applique techniques and rebel stitch to support their visions

Week 5
Participants will continue to create their wearable objects and apply critical thinking to their final concepts.

Week 6
Participants will finalise their wearable objects and set up for a group viewing.


About Mariana del Castillo

Mariana del Castillo

Mariana del Castillo is a professional artist/ tutor and art mentor. Mariana delivers creative art for therapy workshops for youth and adults. Her applied holistic approach plays an important role in supporting each participant.

Mariana del Castillo graduated with a BA at the ANU School of Art & Design 1989. She was invited to mentor/tutor BIGHART –Project O, Cooma; ADF- Arts for Recovery program at University of Canberra; Concept Costume Designer ‘Red dress’ Denmark. Invited to create site specific installations: 2022 Re- locate installation: Assembly point, Melb.; ‘Making: acts of resistance’ Rusten House Art Centre, SW; 2022 Design Festival Canberra; 2019 Canberra Glassworks; 2017 CMAG; Australien CCAS; Art + Climate = change, Australian Galleries, Melb. Invited: Canberra’s Art Biennial: contour 556: 2016-18,20,22; 2020: Art not Apart; Finalist/Recipient: 2022 Bundanon Artist in Residence, 2018 Deakin University Contemp. Art award, 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture prize, 2009 CAPO Rosalie Gascoigne award and the 2015 CAPO Macquarie Wealth Award. A finalist in the Canberra Domain Project in 2008; Her works are in public and private collections.

Instagram: @shevisits

Website: www.marianadelcastillo

More info

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