Upcycled Art-dornments with Rachel Develin

Upcycled Art-dornments

With Rachel Develin

A FREE Infuse Workshop

Supported by our Infuse donors

Gungahlin Arts

Saturday 4 May, 1-4pm, Gunners Place

Belco Arts

Saturday 11 May, 12:30-3:30pm, Generator Gallery

*Participation in these workshops is free for all, but places are strictly limited. We appreciate your support by not booking a place unless you are sure that you will attend. We also ask that you only book into one of the above sessions to make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy this experience.

Join artist Rachel Develin in a rummage of her rubbish or feel free to bring along your own and re-cycle, re-invent and re-create the remnants of our consumerist society into interesting ‘Art-dornments’. Using various materials; electrical cables, computer and garden wire, coffee pods, ring pulls and found objects (just to name a few materials) and then combining traditional textile techniques to create unique adornments to wear or display.

Rachel looks at what kinds of materials work well, how to process and prepare the materials and briefly touches on a variety of textile techniques including knitting, sewing, weaving and macrame to incorporate in the assemblage of the Artdornments.

Please bring along an open mind and any ideas or interesting bits and bobs you may want to include in your own Art-dornment to take home. Rachel will provide a range of her own gathered and collected materials to ensure you go home with a wearable art item.

About Rachel Develin

Rachel Develin has studied at the Canberra School of Art and also majored in Art History at the ANU. Her career pursuits have encompassed a variety of creative activities including floristry, commercial display art, video production, sculpture and jewellery.

Her artwork is mainly created from waste materials and comments on excessive consumerism and the resultant waste of a society, obsessed with commodities. With excessive consumerism comes excessive packaging.
“ … you don’t realise how much you consume until you collect.”

Rachel has exhibited, locally, nationally and internationally and has entered numerous art prizes; winning multiple awards. She has also exhibited her work at large public events including Floriade and the National Folk Festival.

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Artist headshot: Brenton McGeachie

More about our 2024 Infuse workshops

We are all connected to the natural world around us in many ways, and this year, our free infuse workshops focus in on these connections.  

From inspiring awe and wonder for nature through stitching, drawing and watercolours, to exploring creative techniques that have a reduced environmental impact by using recycled materials, Infuse will give you a taste of some of the many ways to bring in a little more connection to nature in your creativity.

Each workshop is led by professional artists who will take to through structured activities that draw from their own creative practices.  Workshops are suitable for people of all levels of creative experience and no prior knowledge is required. 

Workshops are designed with adults in mind, however enthusiastic children and young people are also welcome.  Please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Infuse is supported by our generous donors, Belco Arts works with artists every day to realise their ambitions and connect them with the community. Through Infuse, you can donate directly to Belco Arts and boost our whole program. This is the perfect way to support Belco Arts as an ambitious, sustainable, welcoming and inclusive arts organisation for years to come. for more information or to contribute, click here