COFFEE PAINTING Sun
11 Feb
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COFFEE PAINTING

5:30PM
$50

Under the Common Pavilion with WORK-SHOP

We’re not talking about the love heart shapes your favourite barista leaves in your morning latte. Coffee painting is a technique that uses instant coffee as paint to create striking artworks, using a technique somewhat similar to that used with watercolour. Coffee painting begun with refugee & asylum seeker artists in Australian immigration detention centres who, unable to easily access paints and other art materials, learned to use what was available to them. It is now an art style symbolic to the refugee journey and has been used to convey the journey experienced by thousands of people seeking asylum through art.
*This class is part of a new workshop series ‘Art From The World,’ an initiative led by Work-Shop and Welcome Studio.

Alwy Fadhel is a Welcome Studio artist, an art-based social enterprise partnering with people seeking asylum to create positive social change and spread a message of ‘welcome’. Welcome Studio artists are from refugee backgrounds or are currently seeking asylum in Australia. They bring and share art and craft skills from their own cultures and experiences that enrich our Australian culture and society. Profits from these workshops will fund community projects and art workshops with Sydney’s refugee community. Find more on Welcome Studio at www.welcomestudio.com.au

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CLICK HERE FOR POCKET CITY FARMS CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS

 

Saturday 2 December // Wooden Spoon Carving
Sunday 3 December // Natural Indigo Sunday Social
Thursday 7 December // The Succulent Garden
Saturday 9 December // Native Stingless Beekeeping

 

  

 

WORKSHOPS WITH POCKET CITY FARMS

 

Pocket City Farms is a productive hub the local community can gather to learn about all things farming and food growing, buy local produce grown with organic principles, participate in the volunteer program, and take part in many workshops and events.

In the surrounds of their productive green space in the city Pocket City Farms run regular workshops across a range of sustainable lifestyle topics from growing food in small spaces to native stingless beekeeping, and wooden spoon carving to natural indigo dyeing.

They hold monthly crop swaps with Crop Swap Sydney for trading home harvests, as well as weekly volunteer sessions enabling you to dig your hands in the soil and learn food growing skills direct from the farmer. Meanwhile you can also take a yoga class outdoors overlooking the farm, or bring the kids along for a Little Farmers session.

The produce from their ecological market garden is available each week at the Pocket City Farm Store, along with other goods from local producers, including organic sourdough and local tea.

 

SEE WHATS ON AT POCKET CITY FARMS

 

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An initiative of Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club
Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club