Monday, October 24, 2011

MINI WORKSHOPS 5th November 2011 - Co. Kilkenny

Dear Everyone,

I hope you can join us at one of our exciting art workshops coming up this Autumn:
5th November 2011 - Saturday
Mini Workshops - suitable for families!
Create your own unique Christmas decorations, cards and bring home some unusual Christmas presents!
Tutor: Tunde Toth, Artist, Arts educator

10am - 12.30pm
learning basic skills and processes of hand papermaking, using recycled materials
and pure plant fibres.

2 - 4pm
making colourful, striking decorations from raw silk fibres, silk tops,
plant fibres and embroidery threads
- while learning one of the techniques used in Silk Fibre (fusion) Papermaking

5 - 7pm
creating colourful pattern and design on cloth through a traditional fabric dyeing process where hot wax is used as a resist. Participants will work on small pieces that are suitable for card making, collage and various textile projects.

Venue: The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
All courses are suitable for beginners, adults and young people from 10 years of age!
Children under 14 years of age need to accompanied by an adult family member.

Fee for each mini workshop is only € 25 per person - including all art materials needed.
Special discounted price when booking for all 3 workshops: € 65
Special discount for three members of a family booked in together: 10%
Bookings are confirmed with € 20 deposit paid in advance.

Contact: Tunde Toth by e-mail: or on 087-2543362

Friday, September 2, 2011

Batik Course

Batik Techniques
1st - 2nd October (Saturday, Sunday) 10am - 5pm
for beginners and participants with some previous experience
in Batik and fabric dyeing processes
Tutor: Tunde Toth, Artist

This is weekend programme designed to give you the option to choose a one day introductory level course (on Saturday only) or a two-day course (full weekend).

Saturday's workshop introduces basic and contemporary processes of BATIK - an ancient fabric dyeing and decorating technique where hot wax is used as a resist on cloth. Participants will work on approximately 2 - 3 images/designs, using pure beeswax, paraffin wax and fibre reactive dyes on cotton cloth and will complete works with 2 - 3 layers of wax drawing and topical dyeing (up to 3 colours)

Sunday's workshop takes these processes further, allowing for more colours as well as covering various combinations of wax, introducing scratched and crackled textures, copper stamps and alternative tools. This programme also introduces batik on handmade papers.

Venue: The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
€ 75 - for Saturday including all materials used during the day
€ 140 - for the full weekend including all materials needed (also handmade papers)

Bookings for the Batik workshop are confirmed after € 30 booking deposit is paid in advance. Balance payments are due at the start of the course. Places are limited to 8 participants per workshop.
For any advice, further information and for bookings please contact me on:

Friday, July 29, 2011

LAYERS - Exhibition by Tunde Toth - Kilkenny Arts Festival

New Solo Exhibition by Tunde Toth: 'LAYERS' - opens in Thomastown

as part of Thomastown/Kilkenny Arts Festival

You are cordially invited to the official opening of 'LAYERS'

at 4pm on Sunday 7th August

'Logan Street Gallery', Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

The exhibition is open 6th - 14th August, 11am - 6pm daily

Contact: 087-2543362

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Upcoming WORKSHOPS on SILK FIBRE PAPERMAKING (Dublin) and on BATIK (The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny)

26th June (Sunday) 11am - 5pm
Workshop on Silk Fibre Papermaking techniques
- for beginners
One-day, experimental workshop, introducing two techniques used in Silk Fibre Papermaking.
Using a variety of natural materials – raw silk fibres, cocoon strippings, hand dyed silk tops, throwsters fibres, silk threads...etc – participants will create plain or colourful, textured, decorative, ``fabric – like`` papers.
These unique pieces are suitable for writing, painting, textile art- and collage works, stitching, embroidery and are ideal for 3 dimensional, sculptural projects.
Venue: National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4
For more information and to book a place for this workshop please contact the Museum directly:
01 6603770

3rd July (Sunday) 10am - 5pm
Batik Techniques
- for beginners
A one day workshop introducing basic and contemporary processes of BATIK - an ancient fabric dyeing and decorating technique where hot wax is used as a resist on cloth.
Venue: The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
Fee: € 75 - including all materials used during the day
For availability and bookings please contact Tunde: 087-2543362

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"A Journey - Layers & Readings" - New Solo Exhibition by Tunde Toth @ Cork Vision Centre

“A Journey - Layers and Readings” An exhibition of Experimental Paper Art and Print by Tunde Toth

at Cork Vision Centre St. Peter's, North Main Street, Cork

2nd - 26th April 2011 Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Opening reception: The exhibition will be officially launched on Friday 8th April 2011 at 6pm by Mr Ferenc Jári, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary, followed by a musical performance by the Bolero Wind Ensemble of the city of Győr, Hungary. Marking the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the exhibition is a selection of works in the media of experimental paper art, fibre and combined media intaglio mono print. Inspired by surfaces, layers and textures of landscapes and urban environments, Tunde's work is also a 'reading' process: an exploration and investigation of traces, marks, imprints, space and distance, fragmentation and disappearance. Her current practice evolves around the observation, collection and transformation of a visual material, unearthed form natural and built environments, fragmented forms and the changing images of land/city scapes. Multi-layered, dream-like visions of landscapes and strong images emerge through her journeys in Hungary ('Enchanted Hills'), Italy ('Bologna series'), Egypt (desert scapes), Ireland ('Horizons'; 'Woodstock Daydream') and Tasmania ('Wilderness'). The finished art work also references and shows its own evolution: the raw material – often collected on location –, the unpredictable elements, the incidental changes that all leave their own marks on the creative process. As a paper artist and paper maker Tunde has been working with natural plant fibres, i.e. cotton, abaca, esparto, bamboo, rush, straw, grass etc, various handmade papers, raw silk fibres, textiles, found objects and old fabrics, lace and soil etc for the past 15 years. She uses techniques and processes which are rooted in the rich traditions of hand papermaking but she continually develops and changes these processes through an experimental approach to the medium, exploring and pushing the boundaries of hand papermaking. She also combines re-used materials with techniques of painting and dyeing – through an exciting process of layering and sculpting fibres. The use of calligraphy and drawing inks, watercolours, fibre reactive dyes – often in combination – allows for the ‘unpredictable’, ‘unrepeatable’ and 'unforseen' in this process. Tunde has introduced intaglio (dry point and carborundrum) print processes into her practice during the last few years – by printing onto silk and plant fibre papers as well as the traditionally used Fabriano. Her prints are experimental, 'mixed media' mono prints where fibres, paper, painting and printed image are layered upon each other creating dynamic, textured works. Tunde Toth's artwork has been selected for a number of solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad including her solo show in the Kilkenny Arts Office ('Land – Scripts' 2009) and the international paper art exhibition "New Paper - Old Land" in Tasmania in 2009. She was awarded the Artlinks Bursary award for Kilkenny in the same year and also undertook a residency at the Ars Longa International Artists Retreat in Cered, Hungary, enabling her to further explore the medium of print making. Tunde was invited to participate in the 20th IAPMA (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists) Congress in Tasmania, Australia where she taught workshops on Silk Fibre Papermaking. On her return to Ireland she founded the Irish Network of Paper Artists (INPA)– a network that aims to bring together and assist artists who make or work with handmade papers in various contexts. Tunde has been extensively involved in arts education, arts facilitation and participatory arts projects in Ireland since 2003. She is teaching workshops and courses on various papermaking processes and experimental paper and textile art forms for adults at studio venues and museums in Dublin and Co. Kilkenny. She was selected as artist in residence in a number of primary schools in Co. Kilkenny and Dun Laoghaire and has been developing and managing regular and ongoing arts education programmes at Kozo Studio and Gallery and at The Watergarden Gallery, Thomastown. Her work with children and young people was recently awarded and further encouraged by an Arts Council Bursary Award (2010). For further information please contact: The Cork Vision Centre @ St. Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork Tel: 353-21-4279925 Email: Tunde Toth Artist Inistioge Co. Kilkenny Ireland M: 087-2543362 E: W: B:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Workshop on BATIK TECHNIQUES for Beginners

The Kozo Studio Workshop Programme Continues!!

Following our successful course on Silk Fibre Papermaking workshop in February (it was great inspiration and fun for all involved) - we continue with a one day introductory workshop on BATIK techniques:

BATIK Workshop

26th March, Saturday, 10am - 5pm

at The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

This full day workshop introduces basic traditional and contemporary techniques in Batik processes.

Batik is an ancient fabric dyeing technique where hot wax is applied in layers as a resist on cloth. Participants will create unique pieces with up to three layers of "wax drawings' (pure bees wax and paraffin) and fibre reactive textile dyes.

Fee: only € 65 for the day, including all art materials used

For further information and booking please contact Tunde: