Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kozo Gallery, Co. Kilkenny

Tunde Toth is a Hungarian born artist practicing in Ireland since 1998.
Working as a Fibre and Paper Artist, her practice evolves around the transformation of observed, collected and found visual material, unearthed from natural forms/formations, vegetation, landscapes, and from fragments and changing images of these landscapes.

She has been working with natural plant fibres (cotton, abaca, esparto, bamboo, rush, straw, grass…etc), handmade papers, raw silk fibres, textiles and found objects (old fabrics, lace, shells, soil…) for the past twelve years. She also combines recycled, re-used materials with techniques of painting and dyeing – through an exciting and experimental process of layering and sculpting fibres.

For the past few years, Tunde has been running the Kozo Gallery in Thomastown. The Gallery is no longer operating from those premises, Tunde now organizes an extensive programme of specialized art workshops and courses for adults and children in other studios and arts venues in Ireland.

The workshops are facilitated by professional, established artists, for small groups with a strong focus on experimental learning – on a variety of mediums and techniques:
  • Hand Papermaking,
  • Silk Fibre Paper Making,
  • Experimental Textile Art,
  • Printmaking Techniques (Dry point and Carborundum)
  • Batik.

Courses are available for beginners and for those with previous experience or with their own artistic practice, and in most cases can be tailored for the needs of the participants.

The KOZO ART CLUB – an ongoing arts programme for children from 5 to 12 years of age – also continues at The Watergarden Gallery, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

For updates on these programmes, check out the Courses and Workshops page on her website

KOZO Studio and Gallery will also continue to organize visual art exhibitions in the future, featuring contemporary art works and individually designed pieces by national and international artists and makers working in various mediums and contexts.

Tunde Toth
Artist, Arts Facilitator

Email: tundetune@gmail.com

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