Monday, 24 August 2020

Rose Family Factory

Rose Family Factory, Ada Van Hoorebeke 
Photos: Helmut Claus

Rose Family Factory

Rose Family Factory turns leaves into dye and berries into jam. It resambles a batik studio fused with a marmelade manufactory. Dye baths are made from oil barrels mounted on wheel barrows and industrial berry puree containers.  In the Rose Family Factory textiles are dyed with leaves from plants belonging to the rose family. These are: blackberry leaves, strawberry - and raspberry leaves. The leaves of red fruits contain tannin, which results in different shades of earth colours ranging from pale ochre to black, when used in combination with different mordants such as alum and rust. 

Apart from large scale batiks to minuscule samples, the installation presents an edition of home made marmalade with a batik lid as well as a batik workshop which is open to the public.

Rose Family Factory by Ada Van Hoorebeke was first shown at the group exhibition:


along with work by Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Sonja Yakovleva and Ulrika Segerberg.

30 August - 1 November 2020 at the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn

With a batik workshop on 18-19 September.

More info here (German)

Batik Sample and stamp