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Weaving with Hector Dyer
14/02/2023 @ 11:00 am - 04/03/2023 @ 3:00 pm
A series of weaving workshops with Hector Dyer, an artist with a strong interest in contemporary weaving and heritage skills.
These workshops will explore the textile heritage of the Paisley Co-operative & Manufacturing Society. 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 small thematic exhibition.
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.