WORKSHOP | Subversive Creature Creation with Michelle Vine

WORKSHOP | Subversive Creature Creation with Michelle Vine

Subversive Creature Creation with Michelle Vine

When: Saturday 6 February 2021

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Where: artisan, 45 King St Bowen Hills

Cost: $115 per person


About the workshop:

Join the multidisciplinary Drawn Thread artist Michelle Vine for a fun adventure into soft sculpture as you subversively repurpose household appliances into soft, furry, colourful companions.

What better way to kick back at the drudgery of domestic chores than to craft your way to a humorous subversion of tools of domestic labour? You’ll learn the skills necessary to create a creature of comfort, or a cheeky, fun sculpture from unwanted household goods. You’ll have access to (faux) fur, scales, feathers and leather to create and adorn your new pet and have a whole lot of sensory fun subverting those oppressive domestic icons and imbuing them a new, comforting existence you can actually enjoy!

Included in workshop ticket:

o A selection of domestic appliances to use as the base of your new soft-sculpture friend

o All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided

o Light refreshments

What to bring:

o Please wear closed shoes

o A sense of humour

About Michelle Vine:

Michelle Vine is an emerging artist whose practice is centred on physical touch. She brings awareness to this often-overlooked sense, disrupting the usual dominance of sight in visual arts. Vine’s practice creates playful, positive, embodied art experiences that allow for greater inclusion for audiences of diverse ages and sensory abilities.

In 2019 she graduated from QCA with her Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours) and the university medal for Fine Art. Recent career highlights include Contested Biography at Artspace Mackay, PICA’s Hatched 2020 National graduate exhibition, and Touch and Tactility in Art, Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St Louis 2020. Vine’s tactile-based practice has gathered momentum during this time of touch taboo in reaction to global pandemic: she was recently profiled on Radio National’s The Art Show and was an artist in residency for the Museum of Brisbane’s Artist@Home program, who subsequently commissioned her to produce a new work for inclusion in Brisbane City Council’s COVID-19 time capsule.

IMAGE: Subversive Creature Michelle Vine 2020 photo courtesty of artist

COVID-Safe Policy:

Please be assured artisan has well considered COVID-safe protocols regarding our workshop programming. You will be offered socially distanced seating, access to your own PPE sanitation options at your workspace, a projected display of the facilitator's workspace as they instruct the class, so no need for crowding, and a large extremely well ventilated workshop venue. If you have any queries, please contact

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator.

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted.

Bookings cancelled within one week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded.

You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to