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Weaving with Hector Dyer

27/09/2023 @ 11:00 am - 15/11/2023 @ 3:00 pm

A series of weaving workshops with Hector Dyer, an artist with a strong interest in contemporary weaving skills.

A series of weaving workshops with Hector Dyer, an artist with a strong interest in contemporary weaving and heritage skills.

Participants will work to reimagine and create new works using a variety of textiles. This may include dyeing, finishing and processing materials.

Participants will be given instructions on using looms, creating patterns, making objects. Participants work will contribute to a group show within a thematic exhibition in 2024.

Biography

Hector Dyer https://hectordyer.wixsite.com/dyer

I am a self-taught artist based in Glasgow whose work spans textiles, performance, and social engagement. I am interested in medical history, how our bodies can become viewed or compared to machines and the consequences of this. I like to disassemble and reassemble the body, looking at different methods of healing. I respond through my own experience as a disabled, non-binary person and the ongoing negotiations this provokes.

I grew up on the coast, surrounded by post-industrial horizons and energy plants. I have made a series of works and performances around nuclear energy and the legacies we are leaving behind. My DIY process is an important part of how I approach and present my work. I like to show the thread and stitches that hold something together – I don’t try to hide the construction methods or cover up variations. My work is often soft and fragile, and I want this to be something you can feel and know. Alongside this I work as a weaver for Vevar in the East End of Glasgow.

Details

Start:
27/09/2023 @ 11:00 am
End:
15/11/2023 @ 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weaving-with-hector-dyer-tickets-678693288897

Organiser

Steven Thomson, Creative Producer
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Venue

The Art Department (former Allders store)
2-10 Causeyside Street, Paisley, PA1 1UQ
Paisley, PA1 1UQ GB
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