Bury Drop-In: a lunchtime invitation

Six week residency at Bury homeless drop-In working with Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Exhibition and sharing workshops at Theatre Royal as part of  Beyond Walls Festival

I was invited by Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds to spend some time making art at Bury Drop-In, with people who are homeless and socially isolated. I must admit I was initially apprehensive, unsure how to offer an art experience to someone who, I imagined, would have a lot more to deal with than making art. Continue reading

The Curious Cabinet Day 2: a site responsive artwork to encourage future stories and art-making

A day of making for the installation. Year 5 and 6 closely observe images of moths and create print blocks using foam sheets on cardboard plates. These are inked up, chincolle added for colour and then passed through the etching press that is visiting the school for the day. The children produce beautifully cut and intricate designs for their moths which are then cut out and installed in old picture frames. Continue reading

The Curious Cabinet Day 1: a site responsive artwork to encourage future stories and art-making

 

Dear Class,

 You are invited to visit the Curious Cabinet.  The cabinet has been delivered to your school for your inspection, deliberation, fascination and to make you curious too.

 Go and examine the weird and wonderful objects within, consider the things that might live there, look for ways in, look for ways out, look for any magic you might be the only one to see.  Use your wildest imagination.

Then, shut your eyes and invent what you would like to be there…

Write to me, describing what you are thinking of…

Is it a creature?  Is it a place?  Is it an adventure?  

Please tell me what only YOU know about what there may be in my cabinet.

Roll up your paper, tie it carefully, and deliver it to the cabinet to inspire someone else another day.

 With my thanks for your help,

 The Keeper of the Cabinet Continue reading