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Artisan Textiles: Global Studio India Exhibition

Artisan textiles

This exhibition showcases hand loomed weaving and artisan woodblock prints made by UTS Fashion and Textiles students as a part of the 2017 India Global Studio. 

On Display
28 March - 27 April
Level 2, UTS Library foyer

Exhibition opening
5:30pm - 7.30 pm, Thursday 5 April 
All are welcome, refreshments will be served
Please RSVP to the exhibition opening via our Facebook event.

The faculty of Design, Architecture and Building runs several Global Studio subjects where students participate in immersive, cross-cultural learning exchanges overseas. Each year, students are interviewed and selected for two very different studios according to their interest and design strengths. Each student group works closely with highly skilled local artisans to develop their creative and technical practices. 

For this subject, the first group of students were based in the Himalayas where they worked with the Kullu Karishma Weave Studio. Students learned about the traditional methods such as spinning, weaving, knitting and natural dye processes – practices that have been developed in Himalayan communities over centuries. 

The second group of students traveled to Bangalore to work with an internationally recognised woodblock studio known as Tharangini Prints. Students explored a variety of techniques that focused on organic eco-friendly colours and sustainable print processes.

Throughout the program, the UTS students undertook a process of observation and reflection, which would guide the development of their final designs. On exhibition are the woven and woodblock printed samples produced by the students demonstrating the application of ancient artisan techniques applied in contemporary practice.

UTS Library curates a series of exhibitions each year that showcase works produced by UTS students and staff. The Library is a point at which the entire University connects and these exhibitions create opportunities for cross-disciplinary encounters, encouraging the exchange of knowledge, ideas and research between academic groups and faculties.