12 September 2012

You may already have spotted Australian artist Jemima Wyman's 'soft psychedelic weavings' which are covering the public spaces of FACT as part of Liverpool Biennial 2012. Collective Coverings, Communal Skin features intricate weavings made from second hand hunting and camouflage clothing - all created by you.

Jemima is inviting the public to a series of workshops on 15 / 22 / 29 September and 6 / 13 October from 12 - 4 in FACT.  You'll learn a basic weaving technique and have the opportunity to meet new people, and have your weaving will be given pride of place on FACT's ground floor for all to see. We also need donations of any old camouflage or hunting clothing and material that can be transformed into weavings that'll fill FACT's public areas for the duration of the Biennial.

In 2005 Jemima received the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship. This unique award is awarded to Australian Artists to support and allow them to develop their skills outside of Australia. During these studies she gained an MFA from the famous Cal Arts, co-founded Camlab with Ana Mayer. Simultaneiously, she developed her use of colour, scale, material appropriation - all of which feature in her Biennial exhibition Collective Coverings, Communal Skin.

Jemima Wyman regularly uses fabric associated with conflict in her work to investigate its political potential. Her past work has seen fabric being used as a stage for video projection, the creation of 'pour' paintings, wall coverings, seating and as part of a piece called Vulva Girl!

Find out more about the Liverpool Biennial 2012 exhibition at FACT.