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|Thetis Blacker Temenos Batik Scholarship|
The Temenos Academy has established an award in memory of the artist Thetis Blacker, to further the study of the art of batik.
The award is open to members of the Batik Guild, a UK-based non-profit organization, which exists to encourage a wider appreciation and understanding of batik as a centuries-old craft which continues to meet the needs of creative artists working today. Thetis Blacker was a member of the Batik Guild. More information about its work, and how to become a member, can be found on its website www.batikguild.org.uk.
Thetis Blacker (1927 2006) made a remarkable contribution to Temenos as an artist and lecturer. Her work was first featured in Temenos 4, and her Phoenix Egg, especially designed for the journal, appeared on the covers of issues 69. During her lifetime she was regarded as the pre-eminent batik artist in the West. Her brilliantly colourful and masterfully executed dye paintings were commissioned for and exhibited in cathedrals and churches in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States; her works are in over 500 private and public collections across the world. In this country her work can be seen to powerful effect in St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle; Winchester Cathedral; Westminster Abbey; St Albans Cathedral; and Durham Cathedral. She was also a writer and the author of A Pilgrimage of Dreams (1973), an account of her own vivid dreams.
As a Churchill Fellow, Thetis Blacker studied the craft of batik in South East Asia. The purpose of the Thetis Blacker Temenos Batik Scholarship is primarily, but not exclusively, to support overseas research, study and travel in the field of batik creation.
for the 2013 Award are now invited from members of the Batik Guild. For
further information please contact The Temenos Academy