Julie Ryder ‘Nature as muse: the interaction between art and botany’

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:30pm

Julie will talk on the profound influences botany has had on her work; her residencies within Canberra's cultural institutions, such as the ANBG, CSIRO and the NMA, and their artistic outcomes. Julie uses natural dyeing, mordant printing, screen-printing and embroidery as a language on cloth to tell narratives about place and people. Arts residencies have enabled her to research and develop exhibitions that use textiles and other media to deliver unconventional insights into historical and contemporary issues.

Julie Ryder is a Canberra-based textile designer who has gained national and international recognition for her work. She has been a practicing textile artist, designer and educator for over 25 years. Originally trained in science, Julie retrained as a textile designer at Melbourne Institute of Textiles, graduating in 1990. Julie has taught in tertiary institutions and community organisations for over 25 years and completed a Master of Arts (Visual Arts) degree at the ANU, School of Art in 2004. She has been the recipient of many awards, grants and commissions and her work is represented in numerous public and private collections.