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WIRED OPEN LABS 2018: Tanning and Leatherwork - EOI
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  • The WIRED Lab WELCOMES AARON DOUGLAS WALES from dhupunuru AS PART OF THE WIRED OPEN LABS WORKSHOP SERIES 2018.

  • Please register your interest to participate in this two day workshop.
    PLEASE NOTE: NO DATE HAS YET BEEN SET FOR THIS WORKSHOP.

  • In this 2 DAY workshop you will learn:

  • Over the two days we will be exploring the Australian Aboriginal and Native American methods of Bark and Brain tannery to make beautiful vegtanned leather of our very own. The workshop is designed to impart all of the necessary knowledge of process, tools, apparatus and materials one needs to make vegtanned leather or skins from their own backyards.
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  • Each attendee will leave this workshop with their own rabbit hide, and learn processes from skinning and eshing, to pegging out and staking.
  • All materials provided.
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  • To register your interest please click on the 'Book Now' link at the top of this page. The Wired Lab will be in touch when a date and other details have been confirmed.

DATE & TIME

To be announced

Location

The Wired Lab
Muttama, NSW 2722

Contact Details

Anna Schoo | The Wired Lab | anna@wiredlab.org

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ABOUT AARON

Aaron's interest in leather began as a boy taken by the smell and patina of old saddles and bridles in the dairy. Although he began working leather in his youth it wasn't until he explored the old methods of tannery prevalent in North America that Aaron's love of the ancient craft truly flourished. Over the last decade Aaron has been developing the old bark and brain tanning methods used by the Native American Indians and Australian Aboriginals to create the unique quality of the leather you find incorporated in his work today. A self-proclaiming 'luddite' Aaron believes that although modern Industry has truly specialised our population it has also detached many folks from the origins of their own crafts. Aaron explains that "Each piece of leather has it's own story and I feel it is my noble duty to read from as many pages as I can to justify my craft.

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This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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The Wired Lab is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

 

 

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