Pop up Shop Installation Workshop Space
We had a week long Pop Up Shop exhibition at Blank Space Gallery Crown St Surry Hills in out side city central Sydney. Starting the New Year 2018 in a state of grateful collaboration not competition and lifting each others by sharing their art and process with those dropping into the Blank Space gallery space on Crown Street.
Nastia is a multi media artist working with wild grasses and flowers and metals in hand forms, she's also an incredible mural painter.
Here are free form metal sculpted hands hanging from the ceiling. Intertwined with wild flowers and grasses in the window of Blank Space Gallery
The pop up was a fusion of my one of a kind eco dyed, screen printed and painted garments, I am Jika sculpture and recycled silver jewellery and Nastia’s mixed media pieces.
I am Jika sculpture made from foraged materials from drift wood and river stones to recycled metals.
We also used the space as a active creative area and taught three workshops that week two eco natural dyeing and one wild grass and flower weaving.
The workshops were good insight into how the fabrics are decorated on the clothes in the pop up shop. I’ll be teaching more workshops this late summer dates on events page over coming months.
Having the pop up shop with creative space in and around the work to discuss the process of all our work was inspiring for the new year and motivating.
Helping me envision what that might be like on a more permanent bases and how that ripples through the whole community. Healing through actively connecting through makers and finding out how they can I connect with that creative part of themselves.
Thanks for all those who came and supported us in body and spirit. All the love kind words it all helps much love and blessings for sharing caring and popping in to LAND + BODy.
Stay tuned for next location and dates for LAND + BODY. If you're keen to collaborate with any of the collective or over suggestions for workshops and gallery locations please get in contact.
🖤 Jo. B
📷 photo credit goes to Nastia Gladushchenko.