Monday, September 15, 2014

For the record

Unfortunately I couldn't announce this publicly sooner because I was a way from home for some time.  
Students who signed up for the workshop got this message long ago.
Because of the complicated situation in my country I needed to decide weather to continue with the workshop plans or to cancel it and I decided to cancel.
I'm very sorry that I needed to disappointed you but I'm considering to organize it again in the coming spring or next fall.
Thank you all for your interest, trust, support and enthusiasm to join me here in Israel. 

Hope to see you next time!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Site specific workshop in Moa Oasis

The workshop is filling up quickly.
For more information and registration about the Autumn workshop in Moa Oasis please contact:

I'm happy to announce that I will host Adva Drori at the workshop, an artist and art therapist who deals mainly in installation, performance and site-specific works.

Drori will direct an earth-art workshop, and together we will be able to actively experience the creation of a site-specific work of art, which focuses on the site and is inspired by it. In addition, we will get to know well-known artists active in this field.
In the workshop we will work with personal and biographical elements as a source of inspiration, through emotional and psychological introspection.

"For me, creating is first and foremost a means of introspection, and out of the depths within me it enables me to view my surroundings creatively. Through understanding and accepting hidden, secretive parts of myself, which are revealed to me through the creative process, I am also able to accept and understand the Other  which stands before me.  
In my own unique way I combine the personal and the public, and weave tales of action which are intimate and collective at the same time. I invite the viewers to 'roam my soul' and look for the personal cracks which lead to universal truths." 

Adva Drori

Amongst her works and performances are the following: Adva Drori

February 2014 – "Woven Consciousness: Contemporary Textile in Israel"; a group  exhibition at the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv. Curator: Irena Gordon
January 2013 – "Girl – the Color Red!" : an installation at the Municipal Gallery Rishon Le Zion, Kenner House. Curator: Effie Gan
May 2011 – "The Silent Kingdom –Adva Drori Weaves a Biography ": performance and installation. The Kibbutz Gallery. Curator: Yael Keiny
September 2008- a performance at the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland.
September 2006 -  "Black Heart" – a performance at the 'Castle of Imagination', an international festival for performance art which took place at Broellin, Germany and Szczecin, Poland. Curtator: Wladyslaw Kazmierczak
July 2006 – performance at the Jyvaskyla Museum of Art and group-exhibition at the Saarijarvi Museum, Finland. Curator: Kari Kotilaine
April 2006 – performance and installation at the "Peace of Art" symposium held at Armsburg, Germany, which was attended by Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian and German artists. 
March 2006 – exhibited the documentation of a performance at "Makor" gallery in New-York, as part of an event which focused on Israeli artists. Curators: Dana Tegar and Ofri Kna'ani.
October 2005 – "Assassins", a series of three performances given at 'Private Impact', an international festival for performance art held in Berlin and Zezin, Poland. Curtator: Antoni Karwowski.
June 2005 – "Women in Black", performance and exhibition at the  Karlskrona Konsthall, Karlskrona, Sweden. Curator: Torun Ekstrand.
June 2005 – "Sewn in the Gut" : performance/installation as part of the group exhibition "Communal Sleeping" at the Helena Rubinstein pavilion, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. Curator: Tali Tamir.
August 2004 – "Dusza": a series of three performances at the 'Castle of Imagination' festival for performance art in Poland. Curator: Wladyslaw Kazmierczak.
April 2004 – "Soul": a performance given in Abu-Dis, next to the wall of partition as part of the event  'An Opening in the Wall' organized by Artist Without Borders.
November 2003 – "Fairies" a performance given on the beach in Tel-Aviv as part of 'Blurr 4'- the International Biennale for Performance Art. Curator: Sergio Edelstein.
January 2003 – "Sleep On, Valley" a performance and installation at the water tower at the Gallery for Commemoration, Kiryat Tivon, Israel.
July 2002 – "The Last Speech", performance at the Um El -Fahem Gallery, as part of the group exhibition "Believe the Day Will Come".
For additional information:

For additional information: Adva Drori

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Autumn Felt and Dyeing workshop In Moa Oasis Arava Israel

I am very happy to invite you to my Autumn workshop in Israel.

The exciting autumn workshop will take place on 28/9.14-5/10/14 - at the MOA Oasis, an eco-resort in the Arava region. This region is located south of the Dead Sea.
We will spend seven days in a truly enchanted place, both physically and spiritually. Not only its location, but also the whole purpose of the site is to allow an atmosphere of peace. As beautifully stated "between humans and themselves, and nature", It is an ecological resort, most suitable for our purposes, for we are going to make the most of our staying there. We will bond in the evenings, work, create during daytime, and enjoy the simplicity and convenience of the architectural vision of the buildings. We will have the space and the ability to make our own bonfire, and to enjoy a peaceful evening under the starlit sky while connecting with nature. The special and invigorating atmosphere of the workshop will allow us to reach new and inspiring levels of complexity and creativity

We will learn to develop innovative 3D patterns to design felt cloths that will be wearable as well as stunning. The garments you will design are going to be complex and challenging, because this time we will emphasize the three dimensional aspects of the pattern itself. We will use a special pattern technique that will follow the natural curves with a twist: ruffles, remote edges and shapes that will show how creative and imaginative felting can be, if you really let yourself follow your vision and freedom to generate the pattern.

The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to dyeing and eco-printing for the remaining of the period. We will cook all the materials on open fire in the most natural way.

Naturally, the more experienced will be able to achieve more complex results, the less experienced will progress at their own pace in making their own items. I can guarantee a tranquil yet invigorating workshop that would ease your inner pace gently, and allow you to devote your full attention as far as your creativity takes you. We will enjoy a magical sunrises and sunsets, hear nothing but bird songs and the trickling water and ourselves creating. I would love to provide more information to those who will write to me in private.
See you all in the desert!

For more information:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring time!

There's a well known saying in Hebrew: a man makes plans and god laughs. I'm not sure I can speak for the rest but my guess is it means all for the best, as we say here.
Indeed, although I had other plans for this dress, the wild spring finally arrived for me, and it shines better upon my best ideas and creations, as it should. It gives me great pleasure, then, to present this exclusive video, which took a while to cut and edit.
In this video I am proud to reveal the making of a magnificent gown, sharing my own secrets step by step, and lead you through the corridors of my creativity. It took me quite a while to ripe and unfold, very much like my own felting and printing techniques, but it was worth the waiting, don't you agree?
Creativity comes and shows itself in many ways, artists like us already know that for sure. I have discovered through my many years in designing, printing, dying and felting that it surfaces in the most unexpected places. Places we explore and make them our generous atelier.
I am lucky and greatful to be an artist who opens up towards new possibilities and find the most exiting secret places unfolding in front of me, allowing me the use of all the inspirational materials my creativity needs.

Also I am happy to use this opportunity to invite you again to mother nature atelier, this year, here in Israel, for an autumn workshop for creativity secrets. The surprising location is known only to a few, promising an experience not to be forgotten for a long time.
These days are dedicated to working the last details of the autumn workshop, so I could notify you soon and open it for registration. I'm looking forward to it. Welcome to my heaven! and in the meantime you can enjoy pictures of the place here:
I treasure this unusual and uncanny place, which is close to all the important and renown touring sites of the Israel you all heard about, but at the same time remote and hidden so we could create and unravel our possibilities and knowledge. We will be surrounded by serenity, flooded by the clarity of the mediterranean sun, and inspired by the grandeur of the earth and placidity and elevation of all of us, dear friends.

Before I forget :) The video. Step by step of how I made the Casuarina dress.
Put on full screen and Enjoy!
Filmed and edited by Idan Levy

The song tells a wonderful story about a tree of stars in grandpa's yard. It grows only illuminating stars, which no one wants to buy because nobody understands they are the real treasure that cannot be estimated and determined by currency. Isn't it much like our creativity and art, which only us can appreciate?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Working with brushes

Lately I'm busy with something completely different. I'm trying to get more and more control with my prints. I know that in this area, control is considered a bad thing but I do not see anything wrong with trying to expand the boundaries.
I work with a palette of iron at different concentrations and with brushes I'm painting the leaves as I want and in this way I can choose what effect I will get with the same leaves. 
I discover a whole new world.  
It just make it so clear even while applying the iron which leaves are very sensitive to iron and can easily become very dark and how to control it in case I don't want the dark effect or which leaves resisting the iron and if you want any effect you really need to apply strong solution.
Which part of the leaf is sensitive and which part is not.
To which part of the leaf to apply the iron to get different effects. for example, only contours, more natural effect or more graphic effect, etc...
What is also nice is that my background stay almost clean from the iron. Which mean, if I want to dye the background with madder for example, the iron will not effect the purity of the madder shade.
So yes... I'm loosing spontaneity in my work with such a technique but I know I will find the balance again in the future.
For now, I'm very much into it and it is fascinating.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

My trip to Australia and New Zealand

To all the students who waited for me in Australia and New Zealand, I so sorry that my trip canceled.
There is some family problems in my life right now that make my trip impossible.
I know you expected me and I'm very sorry for your disappointment. It is a huge disappointment for me too.
I really hope we will have a chance to meet some day in the future.