'Silk Inroads' is a collaborative community project which explores the visual heritage of countries along the ancient Silk Road trade route including Uzbekistan, Iran, Afghanistan and India. It features a free exhibition (4-29 June) plus a range of public events detailed below. The project is led by artist Natalie Fisher from Artweave Originals whose work has been exhibited in galleries, mosques and Persian rug showrooms in Australia and overseas.
Public Lecture - also includes attendance at Exhibition Opening!
Saturday, 4 June, 2pm afternoon tea, talk 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Learn about the fascinating history of the ancient Silk Road trade route from Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp, Director, Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation. Additionally, artist Natalie Fisher will share how she has drawn upon the visual heritage of the Silk Road as inspiration for her work. Tickets $30pp includes afternoon tea, plus attendance at the official Exhibition Opening event which follows.
Saturday, 4 June, 4.00pm-5.30pm
The opening celebration for the Sydney exhibition of 'Silk Inroads', featuring artist Natalie Fisher and needlepoint work produced by members of the Wagga Wagga community. Tickets $10pp includes light refreshments.
- Sunday, 5 June, 10.00am-1.00pm
- Thursday, 9 June, 10.00am-1.00pm
Half-day workshops where participants will learn the skill of contemporary needlepoint, using it to stich a tile from countries along the ancient Silk Road route. Their work may be added to the community display within the gallery. Tickets $50pp includes materials to produce a 20cm2 tile.
76 Queen Street, Concord West NSW 2138