Wabi Sabi - Finding Beauty in the Imperfection

2 Sep 2017

Event times

10am - 4pm

Cost of entry


Springfield Arts

Builth Wells
Wales, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Abergavenny

Save Event: Wabi Sabi - Finding Beauty in the Imperfection

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


Wabi sabi - finding beauty in the imperfection. Being inspired by our surroundings we will collect, edit, print & create.


  Introducing this one time opportunity on the 2nd September with Tara Axford, who is coming from Australia! 

  "Wabi-sabi is about the minor and the hidden, the tentative and the ephemeral. Consequently to experience wabi-sabi means you have to slow down, be patient and look very closely."- Leonard Koren

  Let's discover new ways of seeing, to create pieces that resonate with where we are. We will begin by gathering our inspiration literally, to create a nature table. We will discuss the process of editing our source material so as to find a starting point.

  Using Gelli plates we will create mono prints inspired by our findings, we will then use these prints to create various artworks, including a pocket size artist book.

  Tara Axford is a Sydney based mixed media artist who draws inspiration from her surroundings, she seeks out patterns, textures, imperfections. The forgotten, the weathered, the discarded appeal to her. 

  She enjoys abstracting the essence of a place to create something new. So the viewer can also experience something they may have previously overlooked, with fresh eyes. That could mean photographing found objects, 'foraged' natural elements and litter - arranging it to be seen in a different way. 

  Having worked as a magazine designer for 20 years  she knows what to select, what to leave out and how to bring it all together.

  The course starts on Saturday morning at 10am, with a delicious home cooked meal at 12. An afternoon tea will be provided and the day finishes at 4pm. 

  Please check our website for our recommended places to stay. If you wish to stay on site, we have 2 double bedrooms with B&B, a 4m bell tent which can be rented or you may bring your own tent. These will be charged at an extra cost, prices on application. There is on site parking for all.

Art form Toggle

Exhibiting artists

Tara Axford

Related events


Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.