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Natural Dyeing Workshop with Nicole Barakat 

Powerhouse Museum
Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
Powerhouse Learning Centre, Level 2, Powerhouse Museum

Saturday 4 June from 12:30pm to 4:30pm


Adult: $70.00Concession: $60.00

Join Nicole Barakat, one of the artists featured in Eucalyptusdom, in this workshop introducing the power of plants for textile dyeing.

Nicole will impart knowledge from her more than twenty years’ experience of working with plant matter to dye cloth and silk.

She will introduce participants to the basics of eco-dyeing, using techniques from her ancestral homelands of the South West Asia and North Africa region, with attention to engaging sensitively with the materials.

Participants will learn how to use readily accessible plant materials such as sage, turmeric root, hibiscus, pomegranate skins. The workshop will focus on accessible techniques that can be replicated at home.

Covid-safe information

Powerhouse COVID-19 update

Updated 23 December 2021

The Powerhouse and Museums Discovery Centre are open in line with the latest NSW Government’s public health orders. The Sydney Observatory is temporarily closed for heritage maintenance works. Please sign up here to receive updates when it re-opens in 2022.

All visitors are required to check-in via the Service NSW App.

Anyone aged 16 years or over will need to provide proof of full vaccination (two doses) or a medical exemption for entry. Unvaccinated visitors under 16 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

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All workshop equipment, materials and workspaces are regularly cleaned in line with COVID Safety Cleaning protocols. Workshop capacities have been reduced to encourage social distancing.

Please note these conditions of entry apply to everyone, including all staff, contractors and visitors. Check the complete conditions of entry before your visit here.

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