31 July 2018 – 12 August 2018
Indigo Residency and pop exhibition curated by Rachel Jones
Tuesday 31 July 10am – 6pm
Wednesday I August 10am – 6pm
Thursday 2 August 12:30pm – 5pm
Friday 3 August 10am – 6pm
Sunday 5 August 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 7 August 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 8 August 10am – 6pm
Friday 10 August 10am – 6pm
Saturday 11 August Indigo dye workshop booking essential
Sunday 12 August 10am – 5pm
Pop Up Exhibition
See opening days/times above
The Yorùbá Blues is the name of Lucille’s Winston Churchill Fellowship and her creative response to the trip, 18 pieces of embroidery stitches on indigo-dyed paper. The exhibition includes a selection of Yorùbá indigo dyed resist cloth called àdìrẹ and the materials and tools involved in the process of making in àdìrẹ.
2 August 2018 7:00 pm – 9:30pm
Booking not required
Join us to hear Lucille talk about her indigo dyeing journey, a residency at the William Morris Gallery, researching former indigo plantations in Jamaica and a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study indigo dyeing techniques amongst Yorùbá artisans in Nigeria and now a Leverhulme Fellowship to continue the Jamaican research. Àdírẹ is the Yoruba word for the resist dyed cloth made in Yorùbá towns in Nigeria. The textile functions both as an aesthetic expression and a means of communication, offering a deep insight into Yorùbá religion, culture, folklore and history. Lucille’s talk will be illustrated with short videos and photographs.
11 August 10am – 4:00pm
Learn how to create and maintain a simple non toxic indigo recipe which you can re-create at home. You will also learn simple pattern making techniques inspired by traditional Nigerian Yorùbá indigo cloths to create your own beautiful indigo dyed textile samples which you can take home and use for your own projects. The workshop is for adult beginners.
Please bring your lunch, rubber gloves and a bag to take home your wet samples.
Suggested donation £10 but there are some concessionary community places. Booking essential please contact email@example.com, T: 02920 455473 | M: 07598 972771 for booking.
Artist’s Blues Soundtrack
12 August 2pm – 4pm
Booking not required
Last chance to see the exhibition whilst enjoying the sounds of a selection of Lucille’s blues & jazz vinyl records.
Si Wi Yah: Sartorial Representations of the African Diaspora 5-6 May 2018
The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora’s first dress conference seeks to understand how Diaspora communities came to be visually represented or have developed the agency to represent themselves and establish their identities through clothing and adornment. The conference workshops take place on Saturday 5 May 2018 Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU 10am – 1.30pm.
Lucille will join the event on Saturday 5th May to deliver a workshop.
The Yorùbá Blues – What can we learn from Yorùbá indigo-dyed textiles?
Details – Textile artist and indigo dyer Lucille Junkere takes inspiration from her 2017 Winston Churchill travel Fellowship to southwestern Nigeria for this salon-style workshop. She will introduce you to the visual language of Yorùbá indigo-dyed cloths through photographs, video, and textiles. The session includes an experimental mark making class where you will explore different techniques to create your own patterns which speak to your personal cultural identity. Resources provided.
The Select Festival 5 – 6 May 2018
Join Lucille at Select Trail 2018 exhibiting as part of the My Nature group exhibition on May 5 – 6th 2018 in Gallery 2, Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud GL5 4AF from 11am – 5pm.
Lucille will be present at the evening talk 5pm – 7pm on Saturday 5th May and running mini demonstrations and available to answer any questions about her work on Sunday 6th May 2018.
The Makers Dozen 10 – 12 May 2018
Top Floor Jacob’s Market, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff Wales CF10 5DB
Launch event 10 May 2018 18:00 – 20:00
Exhibition open 11 -12 May 2018 10:00 -17:00
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