David Spooner's Slow Sew Circle

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, February 18, 2023
  • Price: $66.66
  • Class size: 10
  • Venue: Cyber Palace
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Join artist David Spooner in a slow sewing circle and make your own mystical creature soft sculpture!  you’ll learn a process for designing and creating your own soft sculpture creature using fabric, stuffing, and a variety of decorative materials. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have your very own magical creature to show off to your friends and family.

David Spooner is a multidisciplinary artist who draws inspiration from the natural and unnatural worlds.   His work weaves fantastical narratives involving his every day rituals.  He has done a daily drawing of colourful characters for the past three years.  Learn more about his process  in this  interview.

David draws connections between seemingly unrelated ideas and materials to create his new work, revealing in the process the complexity of the inner logic that drives his practice. Using textiles, found objects, knitting, machine and hand stitching, David creates three dimensional installations that play with literal and imaginative narratives.

David has exhibited nationally at Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Metro Arts, Next Wave Festival, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, The Walls Art Space and Wreckers Art Space. He has collaborated with the artist-run initiative The Wandering Room and with the artist David Creed in a collaborative duo known as David/David. David has been a visiting artist in the Sculpture Department at Australian National University, Canberra, and was the recipient of the Cathryn Mittelheuser Travel Grant, studying in Paris and London. He was recently a part of major group exhibition at the QUT Art Museum in Brisbane where he showed his textile installation ‘Quartz Quilt’.