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The ONCA Gallery is currently closed whilst we prepare for our next exhibition, opening 8 October. In the meantime you can still view artwork in our window and online. The ONCA Barge is open on Fridays for Community Mornings, Dresscue and for one-off events. See below for more information.

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An Introduction to Wet Felting with Maggie Scott

2 October
1:00 pm
5:00 pm

Join artist Maggie Scott aboard the Barge for an introduction to wet felting processes and create your own piece of textile art to take home. Well-known for her sumptuously crafted felt textiles to wear, for the last decade Maggie’s exhibition works draw on the aesthetic and symbolic potential of the laborious process of felting. Her hand-felted re-interpretations of photographic images often explore the tensions and contradictions of a Black British identity. Her large-scale works and abstract wall hangings are full…

kin’d & kin’d: field fairing – a workshop

5 October
6:30 pm
8:30 pm

‘I mean river as a verb. A happening. It is moving with me right now.' - Natalie Diaz in ‘The First Water is the Body’ The third happening in field fairing, the eco-poetry series with kin'd and kin'd, will be a participatory online workshop. It will take the elements as a starting point and look at four poems concerned with earth, water, air and fire, from poets from diverse communities across the world, whilst exploring the notion of indigeneity in…

Creating Wearable Sculptural Masks with Anna Perach

30 October
1:00 pm
3:30 pm

Join artist Anna Perach for a creative exploration building wearable sculptural masks aboard the Barge. During this two hour workshop, Anna will introduce the process of creating a 3D mask sculpture using hand stitch and patchworking fabric. No previous experience is necessary and all tools and materials will be provided. If you would like to bring your own fabric, you are welcome to do so. About the artist Anna Perach's practice explores the dynamics between personal and cultural myths. She…

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Please contact or 01273 607101 if you have specific access needs, please note the gallery is wheelchair accessible but the toilet is up five stairs. We have hearing assistive technology and our staff have Basic BSL & Deaf Awareness training. For more information about access and facilities at ONCA please click here.


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