Sunday, 27 September 2015

Lecture: The Romance of Indigo by Noorjehan Bilgrami

If you know something or nothing about indigo this is for you.

Be romanced by indigo and learn of Studio KOEL
Noorjehan Bilgrami is a visual artist, textile designer and researcher. Her interest in traditional crafts led to the formation of KOEL an Atelier that pioneered the revival of hand block printed fabrics in Pakistan.

The Romance of Indigo lecture will cover
  • Indigo, its intrigue and romance;
  • Noorjehan Bilgrami studio KOEL’s initiatives for the sustainability of natural-dyed fabrics
  • the use of indigo by three contemporary artists;
  • suggestions for actions to promote natural dyes globally

Thursday 15 October 2015
6 pm to 7.30pm,

EG02 lecture theatre,
UNSW Art & Design campus,
corner of Oxford Street and Greens Road,

Lecture is free; no booking required; all welcome.

Enquiries: Liz Williamson

Noorjehan is a visiting artist at UNSW Art & Design during October 2015. She was awarded the Japan Foundation Fellowship in 2001-02 to pursue research on natural indigo in Japan. She is one of the founders of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS), Karachi, and was its first Executive Director and served as Chairperson, Board of Governors of IVS.She has authored several books and made videos on craft traditions. She has travelled extensively and lectured at universities and museums all over the world.

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