Workshop - Riot Rock Rattles - May 10 and 12, 2019 (Two-part workshop)Bill Reid Gallery
Riot Rock Rattles is part of an ongoing project by artist Tsēmā Igharas called LAND|MINE, inspired by material and mechanical relationships that link bodies to the land and water.
A “Riot Rock” is a rock that is hand-held and can be perceived as a threat. Creating your own
Riot Rock Rattle is a metaphor for human potential – both for resistance and ceremony – and for the resonance of human activity on the land and water. In this workshop, you will make your own contemporary hide rattle using traditional techniques. This two-part workshop is presented as part of the Womxn and Waterways exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery.
$65 for non-members | $55 for gallery members
Friday, May 10 – 6 pm to 9 pm Rattle making – Step 1
Create a custom paper pattern, prepare and wet the hide, cut and sew the rattle around your rock. Leave the hide to dry for two days.
Sunday, May 12 – 1 pm to 4 pm Rattle Making Step 2
Once the hide has dried, release your rock from the hide and fill it with sound-making materials. Finish the stitching and enjoy the beautiful natural translucent finish on the hide rattle.
Supplies: Please bring your own rock that you would like to handle – the rock does not need to be round, but should be approximately the size of a softball or fist. Please do not bring a rock that is too big. All other materials will be supplied.
Workshop price includes gallery admission. Space is limited.