Monday, January 21, 2019

Ritual of The Garment: Armidale and The Black Gully Printmakers

Monotype and photographic transfer...R.

Returning from a two day workshop at the Armidale Regional Gallery working with the Black Gully Printmakers group. In a workshop that literally used the material surfaces of a range of garments, each participant was asked to bring a garment or fragment of material as a means of exploring notions of ritual through print and collage. Extending upon the use of the photographic image as a form of disturbance, each participant used the most basic monotype methods to create a variety of rich and engaging works.
Thankyou to all who participated. The time and care taken by each participant in not only the making but also in reflecting upon the nuanced associations between material and medium, often so easily passed over within the process of making, made the experience truly satisfying. The outcomes of the workshop will be exhibited at the Armidale Regional Gallery together with my own works in February.  

                                                        Works in progress... B.

                                              Works in progress...(detail) B.


  1. Dear Glen, If you are still interested in teaching for Fibre Arts it would be great if you could teach this workshop. Please email me on and I will send you more information. Glenys x

  2. Honoured and excited to be part of this exhibition with the master of the ethereal! Thank you for your responsive yet challenging teaching and thank you for inviting the Black Gully Printmakers to share your walls.