Drawing is Darbey’s first and most fluent language. It is the method by which she tells stories. It is the technique she explores in her dreams. And it is the way she translates her stories into unique, bespoke 3D art works.
Darbey's ultimate objective is to allow her drawings to leave the page. Although her lines begin their journey on a two-dimensional plane, Darbey's transformative process results in three-dimensional sculptures.
An exciting workshop that explores 3 dimensional hollow drawing and fabric manipulation though machine embroidery.
You will need to bring basic materials including fabric scraps and sketchbooks. Everything else will be provided.
The workshop will be held at City of Oxford College
7th April 10am - 4pm
Naseem Darbey will be talking about her work including her recent project DIS-EASE:
Naseem Darbey’s Arts Council England award supports the R&D (2014-2015) phase of her project Dis-ease. The project has evolved from an investigation of “dis-ease” (dis ‘away from’ in Latin; ease refers to ease and unease) and contemporary experiences of breast cancer, to a storytelling-based exploration of two women from different centuries who meet under the surgeon’s knife. Each woman represents a triumphant story where historical and contemporary experiences of mastectomy provide meaning, insight and inspiration for new audiences.
Darbey advanced her unique sculptural “hollow-drawing” technique as part of her R&D residency at The Gordon Museum of Pathology, King’s College London in 2014. Continued investigations at the Gordon collections, combined with new materials, real and virtual animation, light and chromatic shifts, enable Darbey to develop her collection of enhanced textile-based hollow drawing sculptures that explore Dis-ease as experienced though breast cancer.
The Event will be held at Magdalen Road Art Studios in Gallery 8