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What’s On

A quick summary of upcoming events in the next 2 months. For more information, see our Workshops & Talks and Exhibitions pages.

Workshop: A Series of online Worshops by Nia Fliam and Ismoyo Agus

16 Apr to 30 Sep 2021 Various

FREE INTRO WEBINAR Schedule for a Free Introductory Webinar (30-40 minutes) Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam Ismoyo will introduce the framework and context of the three virtual workshops which are being offered and will share examples from their collaborative batik experiences. Their presentation will be followed with a question and answer session. REGISTRATION LINK: 


Exhibition: Brighton Artists Open Houses Online Exhibition
Photo of Jenn Adamson
Jenn Adamson

29 May to 27 Jun 2021 Various

Twelve artists from London, Sussex, Surrey and Berkshire who are members of The Batik Guild will be showing recent works as part of their 35th. Anniversary.

Contact Jenn Adamson for more information


Workshop: Batik Classes at Shalawalla Gallery, La Veta, Colorado Jonathan and Beth Evans

7 Jun to 31 Aug 2021

Beth & Jonathan Evansoffer these classes in their studio at the Gallery.

Whether you're a beginner or advanced, the classes are tailored for you. From 1 day to 4-day courses.

We are now taking reservations for this summer. Suggest dates that would work for you and if we are free, we can book them now. But please hurry as we are suddenly getting busy again.
Vaccinations are mandatory to take classes at Shalawalla Gallery- for your own protection.

Shalawalla Gallery, 107 W. Ryus, La Veta, CO., USA

Workshop: Trees; An Exploration Through Batik Jenny O'Leary

24 Jun 2021 10am - 4pm

An exciting workshop using the technique of batik (hot wax resist) to create pieces of work inspired by trees.Their structure, leaves, shape, seasons and topiary can all be used as inspiration. Working on tissue paper and fabric with wax, bleach, inks and dyes, create fabulous textures and effects. Learn how to use various conventional and unconventional tools to apply the wax to create different marks and textures. Your work will be suitable for further development with stitch should you wish to take your creativity further.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

A picnic lunch will be provided.


Westhope College, Westhope, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL

Exhibition: The Sussex Guild Contemporary Exhibition at Borde Hill Gardens, West Sussex

26 to 27 Jun 2021 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rosi Robinson will be exhibiting along with other designer-makers of the Sussex Guild at Borde Hill Gardens, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex. 

Borde Hill Gardens, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Exhibition: 'Batiks to Dye For' Exhibition of Batik paintings by Rosi Robinson

1 to 29 Jul 2021 Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m; Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A solo exhibition by internationally renowned batik artist, Rosi Robinson, showing her original batik paintings, limited edition giclee prints, greeting cards, book and DVD.

Shoreham Art Gallery, 27 Brunswick Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5WA

Workshop: Abstract Batik Workshop Andrew Wynne

3 Jul 2021 10am - 5pm

An innovative workshop; in short,a wonderful way to spend a Saturday, with like-minded creatives! Learning and developing skills in Batik, includingmaterials choices, wax resist application, dyeing and finishing -- all to an abstract theme.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and learners with some experience.  Participants will be encouraged to experiment through a range of techniques and processes, to encouragespontaneity on a range of materials, leading to a final abstract piece.

Everything is provided (apart from lunch), including materials, tools and equipment, learning resources and examples, plus tea, coffee & biscuits.

Bookings are strictly by full payment in advance. £75.00 per person, payable by cheque or bank transfer.


Laundry Rooms Workshops, Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire NN6 9HD (NN6 9EZ for Satnav)

Exhibition: Cambridge Open Studios Claire Willis

3 to 25 Jul 2021 11am - 6pm

The 2021 Cambridge Open Studios will take place over the first four weekends of July (3rd-4th, 10th-11th, 17th-18th and 24th-25th). Studios will normally be open between 11am and 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Each artist can take part for one, two, three or all four weekends. PLEASE NOTE: Artists may ask visitors to make an appointment before visiting their studio. Others may choose to show their work in their windows only, with no visitors allowed inside. In both cases this information will be indicated on their entry.

Batik & Mixed media

Batik is my primary medium, I work mainly on silk and sometimes on cotton. Our Environment and Cultural diversity are my favourite themes.

The Pitt Building, Trumpington St., Cambridge CB2 1RB

Workshop: Batik Books Jenny O'Leary

20 Jul 2021 10am - 4pm

The beautiful shapes of seedpods and various plant forms will be used as inspiration to create a batik on tissue paper folded book.Working with hot wax as a resist on tissue we will use bleach and inks to create beautiful designs related to the theme. You will learn how to use various conventional and unconventional tools to apply the wax to create different marks and textures.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

A picnic lunch will be provided.


Westhope College Westhope Craven Arms Shropshire SY7 9JL
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