Event Description

Forever Threads: A Knitting Workshop with Angela Rossitto

21/03/2023 - 21/03/2023 1pm - 3pm

Arts Lab, Level 1, Arts & Cultural Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010

UMSU Gallery

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Join artist Angela Rossitto to explore experimental knitting techniques and learn about how she uses soft sculpture in her art practice to create large-scale, site-responsive, installations. This is an accessible hands-on-making workshop and artist talk where you can work with Angela to learn new skills through playing with textiles and experimenting with found materials in new and exciting ways!

Dr Angela Rossitto is a contemporary visual artist based in Naarm (Melbourne) who was born in Meanjin (Brisbane). She recently completed her PhD in the School of Art at RMIT.

Her research interests include deep time and materiality within installation/ sculptural and textile practice. She is known for transforming found and ordinary materials with 'hand craft' techniques such as knitting. Her methods are exploratory - driven by experimentation, often site-responsive, and her work is not contained but accumulative.

She has exhibited in Brisbane and Melbourne as well as elsewhere in Australia and over-seas. She has undertaken a number of residencies including in New Zealand, Japan and Germany.  She has been an award and grant recipient on several occasions, and has been commissioned to produce both individual and collaborative artworks. In addition to her solo practice, Angela is a co-director of artist run initiative The Wandering Room.

When: Wednesday 22nd March, 1-3:00pm

Where: Meet at the Arts Lab, Level 1, Arts & Cultural Building, (Building 159) University of Melbourne.

Cost: The workshops are free for University of Melbourne students, open and applicable to all skill levels.

If you have any questions email channon.goodwin@unimelb.edu.au

Accessibility is very important at George Paton Gallery and ArtsLab. Please contact us so we can provide you with the right support to participate in this activity.

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