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What Lies Beneath

Six days of eco-printing and art making in sacred space, culminating in a month long exhibition at Burrinja Gallery.

What Lies Beneath Exhibition Website

7 July – 7 August 2016  

Call Out: What Lies Beneath Workshop Series

You are invited to:

- learn the art of eco-printing/botanical dyeing on watercolour paper, silk, wool and leather
- create sacred space together
- engage in group and individual practices
- co-curate a gallery space, and exhibit your journey and work
- follow threads of curiosity and the terrifyingly wonderful lure of the Unknown ...


Fri 3 June 6pm - 9pm

Sat 4 & Sun 5 June 10am - 5pm
Sat 11 & Sun 12 July 10am - 5pm
Curatorial day:

Tues 5 July 10am - 3pm
Exhibition Opening:
Thurs 7 July 6pm - 9pm
Final circle: Fri 12 Aug 6-9pm


Early Bird $590 (until 31 March)
$700 waged, $620 unwaged

20% deposit required
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Eco-printing engages the pigments in leaves, natural fibres, metal and heat to create prints and imagery that cannot be orchestrated or controlled – as Rebecca Funk describes: 'this is a dance with Nature herself where we follow Her lead…'

Emerging from a series of workshops lead by local artist Jacqui Grace and soul crafter Rebecca Funk, the cohort of makers will exhibit new eco-printing based work developed from an exploration of creative process where artist, matter and cosmos are co-constructors of meaning, beauty, sacredness, art and chaos.

'This is art-as-process, and we will practice letting go of outcome and expectation, as best we can, so that we can bear witness to what is arising in the present moment. This emerging understanding will come from our own intuitions and knowings, from snippets of other people’s stories, from the pieces we create and what they wish to show us, from the natural world around us, from Mystery…
We are seeking what lies beneath what we know, what lies beyond our current identity. '    - Jacqui Grace

Dynamics between structure and emergence, individual work and collaboration, the stagnant and the ephemeral, process and outcome culminate in an exhibition which will showcase the generative process of eco-printing as we explore what lies beneath the leaf, and these constructs.



Our journey will take place over six days in winter when we will stay present to our creative process, engage with emergent knowing, experience the generative space between self and multiple others, when artists, matter and cosmos become co-constructors of meaning, beauty, sacredness, art and chaos.

We will explore the dynamics between structure and emergence, individual work and collaboration, the stagnant and the ephemeral, process and outcome, all the time coming to new understandings of our artistic identities.  We are learning how to make room for what lies beneath to reveal itself.

Our explorations will culminate in a month-long group exhibition in Burrinja's main Gallery, showcasing the generative results of the eco-printing modality; an ephemeral expression of what has been learnt. Works exhibited may include: watercolour sheets, dresses, fabric pieces, installations and more...

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Therapeutic arts practitioner and eco-printing artist
Jacqueline is a resident artist at Burrinja Cultural Centre working with eco-printing in a technique of art-as–process. She is completing her Masters Degree in Therapeutic Arts Practice at The Miecat Institute.

Rebecca Funk is a midwife of the soul who loves travelling with people on their journeys to greater wholeness!  She is an apprentice with the School of Shamanic Womancraft, student of Soul-Centred Psychotherapy and holds sacred space in various forms, for individuals and groups.



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Burrinja acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on whose land we meet, share and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land. 

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