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Workshop: Mysterious, Magical, and Medicinal – The Power of Indigo by Kelly Reedy (United States/Singapore), artist and educator
Kelly Reedy Studio, Waterfall, 2018, naturally dyed indigo on silk. Courtesy the artist.
Workshop
Workshop: Mysterious, Magical, and Medicinal – The Power of Indigo by Kelly Reedy (United States/Singapore), artist and educator
19 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018  2.00 – 5.00PM
FEE: $35
Please register via Peatix: https://thepowerofindigo.peatix.com/
*Developed for participants aged 13 and above.

Indigo has fascinated people across ages and cultures, having been attributed mysterious, magical, and medicinal powers. Its fermented dye bath has been used to ward off evil spirits and applied as an antiseptic. This workshop explores how indigo is cultivated, processed, and used in sacred and everyday rituals. Participants will have the opportunity to try several methods of shibori, a Japanese tie-dye technique, to create unique patterns on their cloth. At the end of the workshop, a small amulet or pin will be made from the indigo samples giving a sense of protection and visual pleasure through the beautiful and powerful blues produced by indigo.

BIOGRAPHY

Kelly Reedy (United States/Singapore) has worked in Singapore for over 18 years as an artist and educator. She holds a BFA in Fine Art (University of Wisconsin, 1985), and MA in Education (Hunter College, 1991), MA in Art Therapy (LASALLE College of the Arts, 2017). She has exhibited her artworks internationally in Paris, Chicago, and Berlin, as well as locally at Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, and Alliance Française. Reedy has developed educational resources for the National Gallery Singapore and trained teachers at the National Institute of Education, specialising in visual arts education in museums and galleries.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
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Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Mon: Closed
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