University of Technology Sydney

88831 Global Studio: Fashion and Textiles A

6cp; 3hpw x 12wks (workshop), on campus
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Requisite elaboration/waiver:

Completion of 1st year

Recommended studies:

Reading on Indian Artisan Woodblock Printing would enhance understanding of culture and process. A suite of videos has been produced on the Woodblock carving and print processes by Tharangini to support this subject.

Fashion and Textile Design — Global Studio


This subject provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in Indian Artisan culture and gain a deeper understanding of sustainable and ethical print production in relation to Artisan Woodblock Printing. In this global studio students collaborate with the studio Tharangini in Bangalore. It is a hybrid model of learning combining experimentation in the textiles print workshop with online zoom sessions with the studio Tharangini. Director Padmini Govind has produced a series of videos showing how to design for woodblock printing, woodblock carving, natural dye pastes and everyday life in Bangalore. Students have the opportunity to further experiment and explore woodblock printing in combination with silkscreen here on campus in the UTS printroom. Copies of archival woodblocks have been created by Tharangini for students to work with. Students also design their own woodblock carved by a Master Artisan in Bangalore. The studio consequently provides real life professional experience of the cultural sensitivities of communicating and producing designs offshore. Each week students have a series of talks with Padmini and her artisans. Tharangini is fully accreditated and approved by sustainable legislation and shares how she ensures that her business operates ethically and sustainably.

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