Batik Lecture & Workshop

27/05/2016 -
13:15 - 14:00
27/05/2016 -
15:00 - 17:00
28/05/2016 -
10:00 - 10:45
28/05/2016 -
11:00 - 13:00

Part 1) Lecture: The History and Craft of Batik
27.05.2016 (Friday) 13:15 – 14:00 OR
28.05.2016 (Saturday) 10:00 – 10:45
Venue: 1/F Fung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
Audience:All are welcome.
Cost:Free. Online registration required. Please click on the date above.
This lecture introduces the art of batik, a wax-resist dyeing technique that is used to produce layers of colour and hand drawn design on cotton and silk garments. Inscribed by UNESCO in 2009 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the lecture will give an introduction to how Indonesian Batik intertwines Indonesian cultural identity through the use of colours and designs as well as the unique roles in their social and ritual lives.

Part 2) Batik Demonstration & Workshop
27.05.2016 (Friday) 15:00 – 17:00 OR
28.05.2016 (Saturday) 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: Room 303, 3/F T.T.Tsui Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
Language: English (Supplemented by Cantonese)
Audience: Ages 17 or above
Registration & Enquiries: Registration starts on May 6, 2016. The course fee is HK$100 per person. For enquiries, please contact Miss Elena Cheung: [email protected] or 2241 5512.
Note: It is highly recommended that participants take part in the lecture The History and Craft of Batik before attending the workshop.
The instructor will demonstrate Batik techniques by using canting pens, wood/copper batik stamps and paintbrushes. Participants will have the opportunity to apply wax using these tools and make their own pattern / image with the dyeing process to produce a 30 x 30 cm (approx.) handkerchief.

Speaker / Instructor:
Josephine Komara (aka Obin), is a well-known textile designer from Indonesia and the founder of the Museum Kain in Bali. She has been honoured as one of Indonesia’s living National Treasures for her creative output and preservation work with textiles. She spent her childhood in Hong Kong and later returned to Indonesia, which laid the groundwork for her appreciation of how diverse cultural traditions have evolved along with modern batik production.