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Catch Up Club - Belonging

  • Caroline Springs Library 193-201 Caroline Springs Boulevard Caroline Springs, VIC, 3023 Australia (map)

Join us for an afternoon of networking, creating and belonging as part of Melton City Council’s Home Sewn: Makers of Melton project with artist, Anuradha Patel.

During this event, you will be given a ‘sneak peek’ of the Home exhibition in CS Gallery, before exploring your own interpretation of 'The Belonging Tree' and creating a small textile wall hanging to take home. Work individually or cooperatively to respond to the idea of your favourite tree or natural material.

Alongside this workshop, there will be some delicious food and drinks, great conversation and the opportunity to meet your fellow artists in the west.

WHAT TO BRING: Participants are encouraged to bring in new or recycled materials you may find around your house or garden, for example: Interesting material scraps; wool; felt; buttons; threads; lace; photographs; mementos; seed pods; hardy dried leaves; bark; or pebbles etc.

WHEN: Friday 28th June 2019, 4pm - 6pm.
WHERE: Caroline Springs Library 193-201 Caroline Springs Boulevard, Caroline Springs
COST: FREE but bookings recommended

Catch Up Club – Belonging is Presented by Arts West in partnership with Melton City Council.

IMAGE: Anuradha Patel 'The Sun and the Moon' [Paper cut-out]


Anuradha Patel was born in Gujarat, India. Her family moved to Uganda, East Africa and then the UK while she was still a very young age.

On her first visit to Australia in 2004, she fell in love with the space, the colours and the light, as everyone does, and felt very strongly the need to explore this experience through her artistic practice. She has been based in Australia since 2006 and has established her practice in public art and studio-based work.

Much of her life has been in transit. This has challenged and inspired her work. Anuradha gains inspiration from the world that surrounds her, in awe of the natural order and defiance of nature and the silent intelligence with which it continues to survive and grow.

There is an autobiographical element to her work. The artworks are often an emotional expression of situations, events and experiences. Drawing is an integral part of Anuradha’s work and is further explored in the form of paper cutting, a traditional technique widely practiced in India and in many other parts of the world. She also works in a variety of other media as ideas often need expression through different materials

Anuradha enjoy working paradoxically, taking a spontaneous and organic approach to working with ceramics and painting and in contrast, the precision and engineering required for programming laser cut art and larger constructed artworks.

The 2019 Catch Up Club events series – is presented by Arts West and supported by Brimbank City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council, Maribyrnong City Council and Melton City Council and aims to build a stronger, supportive network of peers that will contribute to artists’ health and wellbeing and professional sustainability. Make sure you Like our Facebook Page to find out about all 12 networking events happening throughout the year.

These events are open to ALL artists in the West.

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