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Embroidery workshop with Nasim Makaremi Nia

Art as a Tool for Change Symposium
March 3, 11-12PM

72 Harbour Drive

Nasim Makaremi Nia will facilitate an embroidery workshop where participants will learn about traditional Persian carpet-making and patterns while discussing the censorship of menstruation and womanhood in different cultures. Inspired by the artist’s work, participants will hone their sewing skills by creating their own embroidered patterns on sanitary pads before collaboratively installing them in the gallery as part of the piece “Memory of Dome”. Supplies and Materials will be provided.


Photos by Aidan Devereaux

Nasim Makaremi Nia graduated with an MSc in solid-state Physics, but she is an artist who lives in St. John’s NL. She has been painting and making artwork for 15 years. Her Physics background helps in the development of her art as well. She has shown works in several group exhibitions. Her art is focused on subjects such as humanity, and the lives and emotions of women. She uses animals as symbols to deal with sexuality with the intent to magnify gender discrimination and censorship.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est financé  par le gouvernement du Canada