Join Rosa Daniela Diaz for an artist talk about her graduating work, followed by a Contemporary Looping workshop.
10 - 11 AM | ARTIST TALK
Blood is Thicker than Water, explores, body, memory, matrilineal ancestry, and my cultural heritage of Uruguay, through care, reparative practice, and a feminist lens. At the heart of my practice-led research has been the honouring of my mum through the use, and transformation of her aged dressmaking pattern paper, she was diagnosed with Dementia in 2021 and I cared for her fulltime for 12mths before I had to make the difficult decision to put her into care. Caring for my mum profoundly impacted my life in both traumatic and beautiful ways.
My practice gives agency to women and textiles by incorporating various ancient and contemporary textile methodologies such as looping, basketry and knitting, using repurposed materials interlaced with the dressmaking pattern paper which I make into string, to make sculptural forms. This slow and repetitive practice has given me time to reflect, repair and begin a path to healing.
11 - 12.30 PM | WORKSHOP
Join Rosa Daniela Diaz for a free, participatory installation workshop. In Contemporary Looping, you will learn an ancient textile technique called looping. This technique is used throughout the artists installation. Participants will be looping on stones and you are welcome to bring your own stones, otherwise they will be provided on the day. Participants will also have the opportunity to loop on stones owned by the artists mother, which will then become part of the final artwork on display in the Gallery.