Plant Pigment Chemistry and Collaborations with Artists (WWG1670)

When:  Jun 21, 2024 from 16:30 to 18:30 (AWST)
Associated with  WA Branch

Join artist and Curtin Innovation Award Winner, Helen Coleman, for a special workshop! This is a family-friendly event. Everyone is welcome! Light refreshments will be served!

Registration between 4:15pm-4:30pm.

Free admission for accompanying kids (under 12 years old). Please let us know how many and names when you register.


Sponsored Admission for Two High School Students

The WinC Group are happy to support TWO high school students to attend this event. 

If you are a high school student and would like to receive one of these spots, please complete the online expression of interest form by Monday 10 June 2024 to register your interest. Successful students will be notified by 13 June 2024.


Workshop Highlights
Hands-on experience:
 Discover how to extract colour from a range of local plant materials.
Creative expression:
Create unique artworks deeply connected with the local landscape.
Science meets art:
Explore the chemistry underpinning Helen’s ink making process.
Collaborations with artists:
Learn about Helen’s collaboration with Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.


Places are limited! Why not register right now, before you forget?  


About the Artist

Helen Coleman is a contemporary colourwoman, with an art practice devoted to process and experimentation.  In 2018 she completed a two-year residency at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah, where she combined her background in botany and chemistry with a passion for art, to explore the eco-dye potential of Western Australia's endemic plants.  This residency culminated in her first solo exhibition, Windfall: Chemistry of the Dye Pot.
Now based in her Dye Pot Studio, Helen continues to research the colours of the earth and plants around her. She facilitates natural pigments workshops across Australia and will be heading east again in 2024 for the Ballarat Fibre Arts Australia workshops.
In 2022 Helen commenced PhD research at Curtin University, to take a deep dive into the chemistry and dye potential of the iconic Corymbia calophylla kino (marri gum).


Event Organising Committee

Alexandra Yeung: Chair
Paula McLay: Treasurer
Hannah Green: Secretary
Emily Barker: Organiser
Matthew Boon: Organiser
Franca Jones: Organiser
Kathryn Linge: Organiser
Elena Dallerba: Organiser


Contact Information

For information about the event, contact the RACI WA WinC Group or Alexandra Yeung



With thanks to our sponsor



Event Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy C applies to this event. For full details, view our Cancellation Policy. By registering for this event, you agree to, and will be bound by, the RACI Event Terms and Conditions and Event Code of Conduct.


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North Lake Senior Campus
188 Winterfold Road
Kardinya, WA 6163

Pricing Information

Registration Price
All Registrants $40.00
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