Idle Women are pleased to welcome British-Lebanese artist Aya Haider to Nelson this August to share her practice on board the Selina Cooper. This relationship has been developed through collaboration with London artist-led organisation Cubitt as part of a programme developed by their current Curatorial Fellow Louise Shelley. This exchange began in 2018 when Idle Women took part in a two day workshop programme Reclaiming The Curatorial.
Aya Haidar develops artworks through conversations around shared interests and concerns relating to home, diaspora, memory and imagination – often using embroidering, craft and collage.
On the afternoon of Thursday 29 August Aya Haider is inviting women to a social gathering on board the Selina Cooper narrowboat and the Idle Women Physic Garden to share and learn plant based remedies, uses and recipes. Over this sharing session the group will collectively make a table cloth of natural plant dyes from the garden, using dyes and embroidery to make a collective record of herbal knowledges.
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