Workshop | Limpet’s Motif | Fabric Book Construction with Mariana del Castillo 

Saturday 22 June | 2pm – 4pm 

General Admission $110 | Members $90

Join artist Mariana del Castillo and stimulate your love of the natural world. Inspired by Naturalist Ernest Haeckel you will create a deeper connection to the beauty of limpet shells with their intricate designs and the stories they carry from the ocean.  

In this workshop you will create your own handmade textile books using a simple Japanese binding technique and incorporate geometric designs also favoured by the Art Nouveau movement. Each page will engage with slow stitching, textile collage, colour, texture, and composition. 

Artist Bio

Mariana del Castillo lives and works in Ngambri/Ngunnawal land. Mariana is an Ecuadorian-born, Australian multidisciplinary Contemporary artist. When constructing her sculptures and installations, Mariana primarily uses reclaimed materials that come saturated with meaning. Her work reflects universal issues of identity, connectivity, survival, and urbanization. Mariana is drawn to alternative spaces and unusual locations to create site specific installations charged with politics and history. Mariana del Castillo graduated with a BA at the ANU School of Art & Design 1989. Her works are in public and private collections. 


Image credit Mariana del Castillo | Limpet’s Motif | Image by artist