Workshop: The Colour of the Region. Indigo Dye and Batik by Dinu Bodiciu and Martin Bonney


The introductory presentation will revolve around the ancestral past of Indigo and key textiles processes within the SEA region. The participants will be introduced to Indigo, as a hue, the strong socio-cultural connotations from various cultures around the world and a brief history of its progression from the “colour of the kings” to the “colour of the masses.” The hands-on workshop will allow the participants to explore with a series of resist dye approaches and tools (chanting, copper stamps, and brushes). The understanding of the method of batik, resist dyeing techniques, and the mix of tools offered to participants will allow them a great space for creativity, visual exploration, and experimentation.

Developed for participants aged 13 and above. Participation fee includes material costs.

Venue: NTU CCA Singapore, The Seminar Room, Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443

This workshop is by paid registration only. No walk-ins allowed.


Dinu Bodiciu (Romania/Singapore) is a fashion and accessories designer currently teaching Fashion Design in Singapore at LASALLE College of the Arts. His designs are conceptualised as extensions of the human body, tackling aspects situated at the border between dress and skin. His projects include collaborations with Lady Gaga, Hunger Games ep3&4, KCPK, while his designs have been featured in various fashion and design magazines and specialist books published around the world.

Martin Bonney (United Kingdom/Singapore) is a fashion and textiles designer, practitioner, and researcher currently a fulltime faculty member at LASALLE College of the Arts, teaching on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles programme. His design and research question the use of craft and culture within contemporary practice today and has a range of international experience in London, Paris, and New York in the textile industry.

Image: Courtesy Dinu Bodiciu.

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Sat Aug 4, 2018
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks Singapore
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore