Catherine Flood & May Rosenthal Sloan

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Workshop in the former Carmelite convent in Gmunden

Catherine Flood und May Rosenthal invite you to come and learn how to make natural dyes for textiles using plants and participate in making a ‘clootie tree’ in the monastery garden. This is an ancient Scottish custom in which colourful scraps of fabric are imbued with a wish, often for healing, and tied to a tree. The belief is that as the pieces of cloth fade and disintegrate, the problems fade away with them. 
The workshop is part of the artist in residency project ‘Curing: Salt, Textile, Text’ which explores salt and colour in relation to food, fabric and practices of preservation, recipe writing and healing.
Catherine Flood and May Rosenthal Sloan are two British curators and creative practitioners, based in France and Scotland respectively. In 2019 they curated the exhibition ‘Food: Bigger than the plate’ at the V&A in London. Their combined research interests focus on the interconnections of art and design with everyday life and the natural world through themes of food, farming, soil and natural fibres.

Monastery open from 12-18:00
Workshop from 13-16:00 (participation without registration possible)

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Regional empty spaces as places of experience and meeting points for art: the Capital of Culture 2024 invites young artists from Germany and abroad to research, live and work in these spaces and to activate them with artistic contributions.
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Klosterplatz 8, 4810 Gmunden

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