BALLARAT – SPRING
21st to 27th September 2020View Event
Chung-Im Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, received her MFA at Seoul Women’s University in Seoul and immigrated to Canada in 1990. She began as a 3 year resident in the Textile Studio at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, while working as a freelance designer. Kim has taught at Toronto’s OCAD University for over 20 years, where she is currently an associate Professor in Textiles. She emphasizes connecting with communities through the course projects that she teaches, while her interest in both nature and science is exemplified through her own artwork.
Kim has exhibited nationally and internationally including Korea, United States, England, Holland, Belgium, Australia, France, Italy, and Canada.
In this workshop students will explore industrial felt while researching visual expressions for both 2D and 3D and also through adapting manual and digital technologies in textile art. Fascinating surface patterns and forms can be found everywhere, whether in nature or manmade. Students will investigate the structural secrets of form by studying found objects: collecting, sketching, analyzing, even cutting where possible. We will then create our own structural patterns for making shape(s). At the same time, we will consider numerous ways of creating surface patterns. Both structural and image patterns will be digitized to suggest/approach a marriage of both worlds. Digital and Manual pattern design, Screen printing and Hand stitching will be the technical processes to be discussed and experimented with.