Hedgerow gathering, printing and felt-making as a way to encourage story making.
For Suffolk Artlink, Make, Do and Friends programme, rural arts engagement to combat isolation
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
An evening of poetry and zine making with the staff of Grove Primary School, inspired by Kettles Yard house. Poetry workshop was led by Claire Collison. Continue reading
The artwork starts to pull together. We spend a morning with the children decoupaging the cabinet with old books, the moth prints and an opportunity to draw where they can find a dry spot on the cabinet. Continue reading
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
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
An end of primary school treat for a class that loves art. The etching press came to school for the first time and we worked with the students to make memory zines of their time at the school: everything from school dinners to who kissed who. Continue reading