We are calling out to schools to register their interest in participating in two in-school workshops with OzAsia Festival Designer Truc Truong. During these dye and textile workshops, students will learn a short history of dye and shibori, a method used to create patterns. Using recycled materials and natural dyes (onion skin and turmeric), students will produce their own shibori design which will contribute to artworks that will decorate venues at OzAsia Festival 2021!
In addition to learning the art of shibori, Truc will also share with students the story of Ba Trieu, a female Vietnamese warrior (248 AD), and the influence for Truc’s festival design. Through learning about Truc’s approach to design, the students will also learn about sustainability, feminism, and multiple facets of Asian cultures.
About the Artist
Truc Truong is an emerging artist living and working on Kaurna land (Adelaide), exploring differences between Eastern and Western philosophy. Working with sculpture and installation, her work interrogates colonialism, exploring aspects of racism, hybridity, and displacement, often through experiences and stories retold by her family. Truc explores the innovative use of materials and processes examining issues of double consciousness (internalised racism), and cultural adaptation, especially as they impact on the Vietnamese and migrant communities in Australia.
Submissions have now closed and Truc is working with students from Adelaide Secondary School of English, Clovelly Park Primary School, Enfield Primary School, Holy Family Catholic School, Pooraka Primary School and Woodville Primary School to create elements that will contribute to the venue design for OzAsia Festival at Adelaide Festival Centre from 21 October to 7 November.
Please direct enquiries to centrED Education Officer Renee Gibson
Email: centrED@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au Phone: 8216 8861
Image Credit: Truc Truong