Ink making with seasonal plant material from the Union Canal.

In this informal workshop aboard the Lochrin Belle, Kate will introduce participants to some simple ink-making processes, using seasonal plant material foraged from the canal-side. We'll experiment with different ways to work with the inks, making tests, marks and drawings using foraged tools and household modifiers such as salt, bicarb and vinegar.

Kate Temple is a visual artist living near Edinburgh. Kate works with installation, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting and performance. She is interested in cross-disciplinary and socially engaged practices and frequently works in collaboration with other artists and non-artists. She also works in art and community engagement, leading and facilitating projects for a range of groups and individuals.

Drawing and collecting are regular elements of Kate's practice. Since lockdown she's been working with plant material foraged from near her home. She's been making her own 'living' inks; oak gall, acorn cap, elderberry, bramble, rosehip, sloe, gorse, nettle, tulip petal, copper and iron.

Recent projects include 'The Salty Cat Walks the Shiny House', an Imaginate residency in a primary school focussing on collections and objects, 'VOLCANO,' a collaborative performance project about deafness and 'The Echo Project', an ongoing project about the myth of Echo and Narcissus.

Please arrive ten minutes before departure.

Leaving from: Union Canal by Leamington Lift Bridge, Leamington Rd, EH3 9PD

Arriving to: Union Canal behind Cars 4 You, Murrayburn Rd, Wester Hailes, EH14 2SP

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