Join RMIT student and artist Mita Chowdhury and take part in making a Kantha, a slow art, collaborative artwork.
Kantha is the traditional hand-stitched, embordered 'Quilt' of the subcontinent, especially in undivided Bengal (Bangladesh & West Bengal) people. It is generally made from recycled Saree’s (women's traditional costume). Although usually a women’s activity, this Kantha project invites everyone to add their stitch, representing our diverse RMIT community.
Have a cup of tea, meet new people and share stories about anything from everyday life to what holds meaning for you. You will be taking part in a ritual that for hundreds of years has seen people narrate their daily life, emotions, sorrow, love, surroundings and tales through a Kantha.
No booking necessary. No experience, craft, sewing or art skills necessary. Come for as much or as little time as suits you!
Kantha sessions will return in 2023! Keep an eye out for updates on this page.
Sessions will be held Kirrip Place at City campus, Building 10 (Garden Building), Level 5. Enter from Bowen Street via the stairs or elevator next to STREAT cafe.
This project is supported by the Cultural Visions Grant and presented in collaboration with RMIT Culture. This is a collaboration between Mita Chowdhury, RMIT Kirrip X RMIT Creative.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.