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CREATION banner making workshops

Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George Street , The Rocks NSW 2000
Digital Studio, NCCL: Level 3

Saturday 5 June from 10am to 1pm Sunday 6 June from 10am to 1pm Saturday 12 June from 10am to 1pm Sunday 13 June from 10am to 1pm


General admission: $120MCA Member: $100Concession: $100

With avid sewer & crafter Kasi Albert and artist Deborah Kelly, you will be developing the iconography of CREATION – a new queer, science fiction, climate-change religion.

The workshops will also be guided by costumier and milliner James Lionel King, who made the costumes for CREATION, which are on display as part of The National at the MCA. Over four sessions, workshop participants will contribute to the design and making of 8 banners to represent CREATION.

This is a rare opportunity to participate in a collective project where you become the artist and build a new world among other makers. The eight banners will be an integral feature of a large-scale performance celebrating the Winter solstice and will remain as part of CREATION’s iconography in its future iterations.

About the workshop

  • Skill level: Basic hand sewing skills are essential. No advanced skills required.

  • All materials and lunch provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements by emailing

  • We ask that all workshop participants commit to all four sessions to ensure continuity of the banners. This ticket includes all four workshops on 5, 6, 12 and 13 June.

  • Cost for four workshops: $120 General admission and $100 MCA Members and Concession.

  • If ticket prices are a barrier, please contact

This workshop is part of a larger public performance of CREATION. Please click here to find out more information.

About facilitator

Kasi Albert is the conservator at the Museum of Contemporary Art and a lecturer at UNSW, and has worked at numerous national and state collecting institutions. She specializes in objects conservation with a special interest in contemporary art. She is also an avid amateur sewer, crocheter and crafter.

About James Lionel King

James was awarded a College of Fine Arts Scholarship in 2007. He received a B. Design, majoring in textiles and ceramics from UNSW Art and Design, and was awarded the university medal in textiles. James also has a diploma in Fashion Design and Technology, at TAFE. He won the men's choir prize in 2014, and in 2016 started to make garments for art, advertising, film and stage. James has an exuberant desire to inspire people to uncover new cultural ideas and movements.

About the artist

Deborah Kelly is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based artist of mixed settler ancestry. Her works have been shown around Australia and elsewhere. For a decade, she has been working with groups of strangers in cities worldwide to make experiential collaborations emphasising process, community and aesthetic intensity. Kelly’s works are concerned with lineages of representation, politics and history in public exchange, and practices of collectivity, both epic and intimate. Collections: AGNSW, QAGOMA, MCA, State Library Victoria, Queer Archives Australia, The Center for the Study of Political Graphics LA, and the Wellcome Collection, London.

Covid-safe information

If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or have tested positive yourself, please get in touch with us to reschedule your ticket or arrange a refund.

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