Naoko Mabon together with Oban-based textile artist Deborah Gray have been invited by The Rockfield Centre in Oban to collaboratively deliver their Eco Creative Cluster project, funded by CHARTS, as part of Place Makers: Micro-cluster Networks programme.
The Eco Creative Cluster project aims to weave a network connecting different creative practitioners and practices focusing similarly on nature-based materials and dyeing techniques such as Ecoprinting. It involves developing a Dye Garden with the lead artist Deborah Gray, an Oban-based textile artist, and local volunteers in the grounds of The Rockfield Centre, a newly refurbished cultural and heritage hub located in the heart of Oban. The fruits of the Dye Garden will create workshops such as Natural Dyeing, Ecoprinting and Shibori led by Deborah Gray. In parallel, with Oban-based curator Naoko Mabon, the project aims to weave a broader network across different localities by connecting practitioners and practices using similar materials and techniques based on ecological and sustainable approaches and consciousness, which will generate further collaborations both locally, nationally and internationally. Eco Creative Cluster is a project of The Rockfield Centre, and funded by CHARTS, as part of Place Makers: Micro-cluster Networks programme.
Facilitated by Oban-based curator Naoko Mabon, the project hosts a series of virtual conversations with artists. Please find each event recording below.
Eco Creative Cluster Conversation Series
- #001 “Dyeing with Plants” Deborah Gray (Oban, Scotland)
- #002 “Ardalanish” Monica Haddock (Mull, Scotland)