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The Magic Tent Federation Square Melbourne

August 5, 2011toAugust 24, 2011


* MELBOURNE

Beneath The Magic Tent’s 600 metres of billowing silk  in Fed Square’s Atrium lies a community craft gallery with refugee artistans from the Sudan, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Samoa and Sri Lanka in residence each week day.

  • 5-24 August 2011 –  10am-4pm weekdays
  • Free

The designers from The Social Studio will also impart their traditional techniques of weaving, embroidery, jewellery making and fabric dyeing in a series of creative workshops.
5 – 24 AUGUST 2011,  FEDERATION SQUARE

THE MAGIC TENT
What: The Magic Tent
When:  5-24 August
TImes: Open from 10am-4pm weekdays with The Social Studio designers in residence.
Where:  The Atrium, Federation Square
Cost:  FREE (workshop prices as listed below)

THE MAGIC TENT WORKSHOP DETAILS
Hand Embroidery
Date:Tuesday 9 August, 10am – 1pm
Where:The Magic Tent, The Atrium
Workshop:Develop hand embroidery skills with Abuk Bol, who learnt this craft in her home country of Sudan from her eldest sister creating decorative pieces to adorn the home.
Bookings:Craft Victoria 03 9650 7775
Cost:Full: $50 / Craft Victoria Members $25
 
Jewellery Design
Date:Wednesday 10 August, 10am – 1pm
Where:The Magic Tent, The Atrium
Details:Join Social Studio designers, Awen Kuol and Karl Sinlao who will share their talents and inspire you to create your own piece of jewellery using everyday objects and reclaimed materials.
Bookings:Craft Victoria 03 9650 7775
Cost:Full: $50 / Craft Victoria Members $25
 
Weaving
Date:Thursday 11 August, 10am – 1pm
Where:The Magic Tent, The Atrium
Details:Learn to weave a simple table mat with artist Maryann Talia Pau, a Chief of Haus of Savvy Savage, in a banquet installation by Maryann and artist Rachael Waith. Also, see a weaving demonstration by the Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle and enjoy the chance to buy some beautiful one off pieces of woven jewellery. The PWWC is a space for Pacific Islander women, who meet once a month to share and learn Pacific crafts.
Bookings:Craft Victoria 03 9650 7775
Cost:Full: $50 / Craft Victoria Members $25
 
Fabric Dyeing
Date:Tuesday 16 August, 10am – 1pm
Where:The Magic Tent, The Atrium
Details: In this workshop, Francess Sesay will share her years of knowledge and skill in hand dying and embellishing fabrics first learnt in her home country of Sierra Leone. In this workshop you will bring fabric to life using various dyeing techniques.
Bookings:Craft Victoria 03 9650 7775
Cost:Full: $50 / Craft Victoria Members $25
 
Draping
Date:Wednesday 17 August, 10am – 1pm
Where:The Magic Tent, The Atrium
Details:Join designers from The Social Studio, Shazia Nasrat, Rania Deng and Ryan Euinton to explore different cultures and traditional dress styles through the art of draping fabric.
Bookings:Craft Victoria 03 9650 7775
Cost:Full: $50 / Craft Victoria Members $25
 
Traditional Tailoring Techniques
Date:Thursday 18 August, 10am – 1pm
Where:The Magic Tent, The Atrium
Details:Mathanarajan Sinnathamby learnt the art of tailoring from his father in his home country of Sri Lanka. In this workshop you will be taught traditional tailoring techniques to advance your sewing skills.
Bookings:Craft Victoria 03 9650 7775
Cost:Full: $50 / Craft Victoria Members $25
 
RISE Performance
Date:Saturday 20 August, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: The Magic Tent, The Atrium
Details:RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees) is a unique organisation which is governed by refugees/asylum seeker and Ex-detainees. RISE exists to enable refugees to build new lives by providing advice, engaging in community development, enhancing opportunity, and campaigning for refugee rights. The artist performances for The Magic Tent will feature DJs, break dancing, poetry and spoken word.
Cost:Free
 
Closing Party
The Social Studio TSS4 Spring / Summer Collection
Date:Thursday 8 September, 6.30pm – 10pm
Where:BMW Edge, Federation Square
Bookings:www.thesocialstudio.org
Cost:Full: $50 / Craft Victoria Members $25

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