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Founded in 2014 by Larissa Murdock and Bronwyn Packwood for the promotion of the creative arts community.

Geelong Fibre Forum will be held on the

1st October to 7th  Oct, 2017,

at Geelong Grammar, Corio.

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This class will make improvised constructed sculptures with the student’s own collected objects using simple and effective hand tool methods.  Screwing, wiring, riveting, and using modelling materials to make joins between objects will be utilised. This workshop will then explore practical methods of felting around various parts of the sculptures or objects. We will learn different ways to accommodate the migration of the fibres around a solid object, to achieve a well-made felt.  Felting around objects can alleviate the need for constructing complex resists and fussing with getting ‘no seams’. The object can make a felt form more structurally sound by providing support and weight. There can also be a very pleasing contrast in materials with the softness of the felt when parts of the object are left to protrude.


Other Tutors @ Geelong Fibre Forum

Anita Larkin (Aust) - Felt and the Found Object

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Geelong Grammar

50 Biddlecombe Avenue,

Corio VIC 3214




PO Box 2395

Palmerston  NT  0831


Anita Larkin is a sculptor working in the medium of handmade felt, lifecasting and assemblages of collected objects since 1993. She is represented by Defiance Gallery in Sydney and has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from SCA. Larkin's textile sculptures have shown in The Wynne Prize at Art Gallery NSW, The Museo del Tessuto in Italy, The Blake Prize, The International World Textile Art Biennial of Contemporary Art, Sculptural Felt International, and The 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial. Her sculpture is held in national collections including The Australian War Memorial Art Collection. She has been teaching felt making and sculpture for 22 years.

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Residential  Shared $1050

(All meals included)

Residential  Single $1150

Non- residential $650

(Includes all lunches, daily “facilities’ charge, access to all talks, extra activities plus morning and afternoon tea)