Self portrait, age 18. Woven tapestry

Welcome!

My name is Moira Simpson. I am an artist, educator, consultant and writer based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia where I have my studio. 

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Under the banner of Evocative Art and Heritage, I provide a range of products and services, so please explore my website to find out more about me, my work, and the events that I organise.

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Workshop sizes are always small to give you more personal time with the tutor and to provide a more enriching learning experience. Importantly, you are provided with plenty of work space so you can spread out your work. One on one workshops are available on request.

Transport can be provided from airports, stations etc. on request and local accommodation is available if required.

Moira Simpson

Ph.D., M.A., B.A., PGCE, Cert IV in Small Business Management

As the editor of Textile Fibre Forum, I encourage you to take a look at some the the exciting art forms and innovation in the world of textiles.

Evocative Arts and Heritage

ABN: 26 469 153 422

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ARTS WORKSHOPS 2018

ADELAIDE HILLS - SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ADVANCED NOTICE 2019 WORKSHOPS

Fiona Duthie, feltmaker, (Canada) - Workshop 1 - Fibre + Paper + Ink - March 29,30,31, and Workshop 2 - Tactile Metaphors - April 1,2,3. These are both exciting new workshops. See brochures below:

Workshop 1  Workshop 2.

Kathryn Harmer Fox, machine embroidery (South Africa) Dates tbc

For a brochure, click here


MARY HETTMANSPERGER (USA) - SEPTEMBER 2018

ALMOST FULL

SURFACE EXPLORATIONS: METALS AND MIXED MATERIALS FOR FIBRE ART, JEWELRY, BASKETRY, PAPER ARTS, SCULPTURE & MORE! AN EXCITING NEW WORKSHOP WITH INDIVIDUALISED TUITION

3 days: Tuesday 25th to Thursday 27th September 2018, 10am – 4pm.
Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall, 312 Cherry Gardens Road, Cherry Gardens
(near Blackwood, 30 mins from Adelaide CBD).

For a flyer, click here.

To download an updated booking form as pdf, click here.

To download an updated booking form as rtf for a word processor, click here.

Suppliers list


CHARITY VAN DE MEER (Sharit) - (NETHERLANDS) - OCTOBER 2018

WORKSHOP FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY

Fabulous Fashion: Felted Garments with Texture, Shape & Drape

Charity lives and works in the Netherlands as a fashion designer with her own label – Sharjit. She specialises in beautiful hand-felted wool and nuno felt dresses and coats, and shares her expertise in workshops - participants come away with a gorgeous garment made in just three days!

Charity will teach a workshop here in South Australia from Tues 9th to Thurs 11thOctober. This will be either a sleeveless dress or waistcoat workshop or a long-sleeved jacket workshop. Using a simple technique she will show you how to create a pattern that will result in a garment perfectly fitted to your body, and use various techniques to create texture and interest – adding plant and animal fibres, folding and stitching silk fabric, creating layers, ruffles and fringes, and using flaring forms, pleats and godets to create fabulous shape and drape!

3 days 9th - 11th October 2018, 10am – 4pm.
Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall, 312 Cherry Gardens Road, Cherry Gardens
(near Blackwood, 30 mins from Adelaide CBD). .

For a flyer, click here. For a booking form, click here.

MOIRA SIMPSON (CANADA/AUSTRALIA)

ENCAUSTIC

Encaustic art is a contemporary revival of an ancient form of painting with a medium made from hot wax and resin. It is now being used in a variety of ways in combination with various media for graphic work, coloration, collage, photo transfers, and a host of other techniques. I offer a series of workshops to build skills in using encaustic paints in combination with other media. I am flexible with dates: please contact me.

Encaustic Art 1 (1 day) introduces the medium, its history, qualities, and durability; commercially available encaustic medium and paints, and how to make your own; temperature control and health and safety issues; surfaces and preparation; how to apply encaustic paints for best results; pitfalls and how to overcome them; transparency and opacity to create different effects; applying colour with various other media; drawing techniques, sgraffito, and stencils.

Encaustic Art 2 (2 days) provides a battery of other techniques that will enable you to be creative, experimental and express your ideas in the best way to suit your personal interests, imagery and style. Techniques covered include embedding and collaging with papers, fabrics and photographs;  image transfer techniques; carving into the surface; applying metallics; playing with fire (shellac burn).

Encaustic Art 3 (2 days) looks at texture, relief and sculptural effects using: alternative substrates, carved and textured surfaces; built relief substrates; embedding; wax carving; wax accretion; applying embellishments.

Venue: I teach up to 4 people in my studio in Scott Creek, a small village about 15 minutes south of Stirling, in the Adelaide Hills, or can visit venues to teach larger groups.

Cost: $120 per day for personalised, small-group tuition, refreshments and lunch, use of equipment, and all materials. 5% discount for booking two or more workshops, and for pensioners and full-time students, on production of a copy of the relevant card.

I provide masonite panels pre-cut and prepared with encaustic ground - participants are also welcome to bring small braced wood panels if they wish (ie the sort you can buy in art shops for painting and collage).