What an opportunity and honour to be working with such inspiring, talented people! I am in awe. We have pulled it off! in 2 weeks 25 artists, and with the help and dedication of 10 volunteers, we have managed to pull together an exhibition of excellent quality. We have had workshops running everyday engaging and inspiring kids and adults alike. Today we had Sadie Few and Jan Blake joining in a workshop exploring cardboard. With Louise Block getting creative with plastic. These works contribute to the exhibition, allowing for everyone to be involved. I’d like to cordially invite you to join us and not to miss this wonderful event of collaboration. Here are some pics from the last two days:
Tomorrow, Friday, 8 August, 11-3 pm we see the collaboration of two makers / designers and two conceptual artists exploring willow weaving work and placing value on single use plastic bags! Two artists – Sarah Jayne Edwards , a maker, and conceptual artist, Seila Fernandez Arconada will be joining kids to create a bug’s nest to be installed on-site in the garden. Sarah’s preferred medium is willow, and through an engaging process facilitated by Seila, who works with the kids will create a habitat made out of bits of found materials and willow branches. Artist Jethro Brice and upcycling designer, Fiona Hobson join up making a powerful statement about our comfortable lifestyles and the devastating effects this has on the environment. Join them in creating a quilt out of plastic bags and crisp packets.