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FREE WORKSHOP: Wearable Treasures

with Tineke Van der Eecken

Carnarvon Library & Gallery
Saturday May 4 + Sunday May 5
10am – 4pm

Join in with Tributaries artist Tineke Van der Eecken to create jewellery with your own found treasures. 

Learn to crochet copper using simple techniques including chain stitch to create your own bezel or bail, without the need for any metal findings. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own special rock, shell, pearl, gemstone or object to incorporate into a wearablepiece of jewellery or object. 

Materials included: copper wire, crochet hooks, glass beads 
Suitable for ages 16+

About Tineke Van der Eecken

Tineke Van Der Eecken. Photography by Nancye Miles-Tweedie.

Tineke Van der Eecken is a Belgian-born, Australian artist whose practice explores narratives of place. From her geographical and biological roots in Belgium to her home in Western Australia on the rim of the vast Indian Ocean, the scope of her narrative takes in oceans, wetlands and ancient reefs, then delves deeply inward to the internal places of physical bodies. Her concepts are articulated through exceptionally crafted jewellery and sculptures, and objects that sit between these categories, as well as photography.

Tineke was introduced to corrosion casting as an Artist in Residence at SymbioticA at the University of Western Australia in 2012, and was recently awarded a Minderoo Foundation Artist Fund grant to experiment with the technique at the Minderoo Exmouth Research Laboratory. She has exhibited widely and is also a published author and the President of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Western Australia. Tributaries was originally presented at Mundaring Art Centre as part of the 2021 Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (IOTA).

Image credits: Tineke Van der Eecken, Flosam, 2021. Photography by Yasmin Eghtesadi.