The Alchemy of Dyeing continues the Mindful Making series with a workshop aimed at reflecting on issues around chromophobia, textile-making and craft through the lens of the exhibition Pacita Abad : I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold. Pacita Abad’s travels significantly impacted her discourse, narratives and relationships, greatly influencing the techniques and materials she used in her work.
This workshop begins with a visit to the Dubai Textile Souk, where participants will be guided in exploring how trade within the region impacts the colours harbored for natural dyeing and remedy-making.
Following the souk excursion, participants will tour the Pacita Abad : I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold exhibition in conversation with Nadine El-Khoury, Assistant Curator, before learning how to bundle dye their own pieces of silk using dyestuff from the souk.
This session will be led in English. Pre-registration and payment is encouraged as spots are limited.