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Kirandeep Grewal, silk scarves. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Kirandeep Grewal, silk scarves. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Past event Free event

Open Studio: KiranDesigns

Kirandeep is a multi-disciplinary artist, creating art on silk, canvas and paper. Her preferred medium is silk, designs are created on silk scarves, silk wall hangings, silk cushions, hair ties, silk sculptures and silk paintings using various techniques such as Shibori, Indian tie dye, free hand drawing/painting and free machine embroidery.

Kirandeep’s work is based upon her travels and current surroundings. Inspiration comes from being acutely aware of the changing seasons and its effect on the flora and fauna. She has exhibited widely in Australia (Canberra, Launceston, Hobart, Perth, Esperance) and in the U.K.

Kiran Designs is a small sustainable business which celebrates art in wearable items. Plain white silk, on which she works in Canberra, is sourced from India. To minimize the waste of water, silk lengths are dyed till all the dye is absorbed by the fabric resulting in no release of dyes into the environment. For upcycling, silk scraps are colour coded and made into paintings and sculptures.

Kirandeep runs art classes for children and adults.

The Open Studio will have:

  • A mini exhibition
  • Silk workshop – cost of $10.00 per participant
  • Live music by Kathryn Borrell and friends
  • Short video of Kiran’s art journey
  • Gifts for purchase.