Marbling with Ash Tower

Workshop
November 26 2022
Three pieces of paper are hung up on orange string by silver bulldog clips. The paper displays a marbling effect in greys and yellows.
Three pieces of paper are hung up on orange string by silver bulldog clips. The paper displays a marbling effect in greys and yellows.

2022 ACE Studio Program Artist Ash Tower will teach marbling in this one-off workshop.

When

Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

November 26 2022

1pm to 4pm

Experiment with colour, arrangement and markings to produce your own series of paper marbling designs.

In this workshop, you will learn how to make marbling baths, manipulate pigments on the surface of the solution to create patterns, and transfer to paper.

Marbling has a long and global history and is still used in the decoration of paper, fabric, and other objects. Ash has been exploring marbling to invoke the traditional language around bookbinding and decorating, to reference the history of knowledge within his work.

Full price: $89.00
Concession/ACE Associate: $69.00

Feature Image: Ash Tower (2022), detail of studio space. Photography by Thomas McCammon.

Artist

Ash Tower
Ash Tower stands at sink in his studio, working on marbling. Water is running from the tap.
Ash Tower stands at sink in his studio, working on marbling. Water is running from the tap.
Ash Tower (2022), working in the ACE studio space. Photography by Thomas McCammon.
A piece of paper is hung up on orange string. The paper displays a marbling effect in greys and yellows.
A piece of paper is hung up on orange string. The paper displays a marbling effect in greys and yellows.
Ash Tower (2022), detail of studio space. Photography by Thomas McCammon.
A piece of paper is hung up on orange string. The paper displays a marbling effect in various greys.
A piece of paper is hung up on orange string. The paper displays a marbling effect in various greys.
Ash Tower (2022), detail of studio space. Photography by Thomas McCammon.

ACE's workshop program provides a unique opportunity to learn new skills and engage with leading contemporary artists in a creative, social and participatory environment. Designed to suit a range of skill levels and interests, these artist-led programs offer all audiences – from curious gallery-goers through to practicing artists – an opportunity to learn a range of creative techniques through hands-on, practical classes. All materials and light refreshments will be provided. 

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ACE respectfully acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.