Gathering Place


The VicTas Art and Spirituality Network are pleased to welcome Ilka White to speak about her practice, illustrated in particular by place-responsive work from the past decade.

Trained as a weaver, Ilka’s practice now spans projects in textiles, drawing, sculpture and installation, video, art-in-community and cross disciplinary collaboration. Last year she completed work about her relationship to the Merri billabong for the Tamworth Textile Triennial. Made in collaboration with a photographer, philosopher, jeweler, printer, embroiderers and others, the work dwells on the central theme of inter-connection. Ilka welcomes questions and discussion about her work’s material, technical, conceptual, collaborative and/or environmental aspects and its relevance to the work and thinking of others.

Presenter: Ilka White
Cost: Free, just bring lunch to share.
What to bring: A significant aspect of Ilka’s practice is natural plant dyeing.  Bring along a piece of fabric (pure wool, linen or silk) max. size half a metre square to place into the dyepot before lunch.  Lunch is always a convivial affair, so please bring something to share.  Vegetarian options encouraged.

Image above: Singularity 1
Hand embroidered silk thread on digitally printed silk twill.
approx 60cm x 60cm

Main image: Ilka White, Kristian Laemmle-Ruff
Digital C-Type Print
64cm X 64cm
Edition: 1 of 5

12:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday, 19 Sep 2015
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052
Christina Rowntree