Beci Orpin’s imminent stint at Harvest Workroom is a testament to the old saying that good things come in threes. A number of events are scheduled, including a workshop, an open studio and accompanying exhibition, and a pop-up shop.

For the open studio, Orpin will be putting the facilities at Harvest Workroom to good use, creating cut paper and hand screen-printed works based around folktales.

Orpin says that making work at Harvest will be both scary and exciting. “I am slightly terrified about the public-ness of it, but also interested to see what the outcome is – how different the work is compared to my normal exhibitions,” she says.

For those inspired to create as well as observe, the weekend workshop will involve each participant bringing along their favourite folktale and creating their own inspiration board, from which to derive colours, sensibilities and motifs from their chosen folktale.

“When each person has fine-tuned all those things, we will then get cracking with paper and scissors and a bunch of other materials and create a mobile combining elements derived from folk tale and inspiration board,” explains Orpin. Limited places are available for this workshop and bookings can be made on the Harvest Workroom website.

Last but not least, the pop-up shop will house the current Beci Orpin collection of stationary, cushions, mobiles, giclee prints and feature new printed tote bags and painted wooden brooches. Fans of Orpin’s label Princess Tina will be delighted to know a limited number of quilts made with Princess Tina fabrics will also be available.

Beci Orpin will be at Harvest Workroom from tomorrow (June 22) until Sunday July 3.

Pop-up Shop Open Hours
Wed June 22-Fri June 24: 12pm-4pm
Sat June 25-Sun June 26: Closed (workshop participants only)
Mon June 27–Sun July 3: 12pm–4pm
Sun July 3: Open studio opening (to public) 1pm-4pm (Taco Truck in attendance)

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