Sponsor News: Endangered Heritage workshop

One of Canberra Quilters’ sponsors, Endangered Heritage has a Medieval Illumination workshop with Gemma Black. Although not originally designed for use on fabric there is plenty of scope for adaptation. Details:


This workshop will cover all aspects of medieval illustration with practical application.

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Our starting point will be the Aberdeen Bestiary from the Bodleain Library Oxford. We will work on vellum or 300gsm hot-press paper using Kremer Pigments and recreate a delightful animal, bird or other from this magnificent medieval manuscript. The class is suitable for intermediate and beginner students alike.

Gemma is a maker of written artefacts working in the decorative & drawing arts.She runs a studio-based arts practice from her home base in Tasmania. For many years Gemma has taught nationally and internationally. She has joined the faculty of lettering-art conferences in Australia, the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy and the UK. Her work hangs in private and public collections including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK. The European Parliament and Parliament House, Canberra. Gemma creates letterforms from all genres and enjoys her journey in calligraphy, type and contemporary lettering. She is a Churchill Fellow and a CLAS UK Fellow.

For more information about Gemma’s work please visit: www.gemmablack.com

Bookings: Please email booking request to enquiries@endangeredheritage.com or phone 02 6282 8386

Information and payment details will be provided. Booking is finalized once payment has been received.

Bookings close on the 15th of October.


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