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Mea Localis Flora

  • RMIT University | February 11, 2016

BA textile design undergraduate studio –  29th April – 11th June

The idea of local wisdom will be explored in reference to indigenous plant life and personal place.  2nd year BATD students will visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne  to learn more about indigenous plants; sketch, draw, record colour, texture and haptic qualities of local plant life.  From here they will consider their own place, either their place of birth, their current place of residence, or a place of significance and reference this to develop a series of plant inspired textile outcomes for the body.  The studio will incorporate traditional textile design studio practice; painting, drawing, printmaking colour and illustration and workshop practice; translating paper-based concepts into fabric swatches (knit, print, weave) and product for the body.  The resultant work will be used to test the local designer maker market scene.   

The project will be delivered: by Emma Lynas, Esther Paleologos, Lisa Carroll and Rachel Halton 


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