Ummi Junid (b. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a Malaysian batik artist and a natural dyer. She explores and shares her love of natural dye in various way by looking beyond the current take-make-waste industrial model. She completed her MA in Textile Design focusing on kitchen waste dye. She is currently on a mission to share her work through various platforms on slow crafted processes, particularly looking beyond traditional batik and natural dye making.
Exhibitions & Residencies
Create Now Funding 2021
The Anteros Gallery
Norwich, United Kingdom
Artist in residence/Co-Organiser,
Trash <–> Treasure, Malaysia + United Kingdom
Media & Interview
Malaysian artists transform trash into artwork
‘Raw, imperfect but honest’: are natural dyes fashion’s future?
Article published by South China Morning Post (SCMP).2020
The Peak Expert: Indigo
Peak Magazine Malaysia & Singapore.2019
Professional History (Textile)
International Conference on Material Culture (ICMC)
Sunway University, Malaysia
Virtual Exhibitor 2021
Keynote: 'My Journey of Batik itu Bakti'
Microplastic Detection ( i-Teams )
University of East Anglia | 2019-2020
International Natural Dyes Workshop
Royal Tenun Pahang Foundation 2019