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Vegetative Design Workshop with Tijn Meulendijks

KickArts

Started: 21 Feb 2019 18:30
Next Start: 21 Feb 2019 18:30
Next End: 21 Feb 2019 20:00

Pricing

$40 per person

Join us for an evening of art making and conversation.

Tijn Meulendijks is best known for his large-scale, immersive installations that reinterpret and recreate a natural environment within the gallery space.



Tijn undertook formal training in Floral Design for eight years in the Netherlands before migrating to Far North Queensland in 2004.



This philosophical, academic and visual design training informs the manner in which Tijn applies his skills to task. “I approach my work with the dual scientific/aesthete mindset of a botanist-cum-artist. My work crosses the boundaries of contemporary art, natural sciences and floral design.”



“In this workshop you will learn to look at the morphology of plant parts. Work towards a composition with the material. We will focus on coming towards this composition by applying a range of design principles. Photography will be essential, as some works often need to be dismantled. The philosophy that creates the work, is that design and form lies within the chosen material, in both subjective and objective matters.”



Materials supplied: Bind wire, vines & some natural materials, polaroid camera and film to document outcomes due to the ephemeral nature of the compositions.



Participants are requested to collect and bring a large bag full of one particular natural plant material, for example: dry leaves, sticks, bean pods ... anything from your or a friend’s garden that you find appealing.



Please arrive at 6:15pm to settle in.



Complimentary refreshments are provided for participants.



Developed by KickArts Contemporary Arts. Sponsored by The Wine Tradition.


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