This workshop with Tania Spencer will be about experimentation with wire as a structural material. During the workshop participants will learn techniques and exercises to work with wire from shaping, coiling and twisting to freeform sculpture and basketry. You will take home several small, completed projects and some to work on later. While this will be primarily a skills workshop, we can also investigate the possibilities of incorporating wire into your own work. Wire can be combined with the most diverse styles of art or craft practice, from scrap booking to electronic or installation art in some way; the challenge of how, is up to you.
Beginners (18+ years)View list of Student Requirements for this course
Tania Spencer is a sculptor based in Lake Grace, who has a love for all things wire. She creates large hand bent knitted wire sculpture, suspended wire textile installations, wire drawings, crocheted, knitted and metal embroideries in copper and steel. She also constructs work with recycled textiles, plastics and metals. More recently her work has shifted to include softer textile interventions in the public domain. Created with brightly coloured surveyor's tape, these optimistic new installations are markers on the landscape, industrial signifiers of change and places of activity. Tania has a BA from Curtin University and has had 4 solo exhibitions. She has been included in many national group exhibitions such as Love Lace at the Powerhouse Museum and Tamworth Textile Triennial and has exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe and Bondi numerous times. Tania is available for private commissions and festivals and takes sculpture workshop bookings for schools and community groups. www.taniaspencer.com