This blog documents previous Re-Toyed Trash workshops and activities between 2006-2008. I hope you enjoy reading it.
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A photo of my degree show work is in the Leeds College of Art & Design 08/09 prospectus. Alongside work that had been made at previous workshops, I exhibited an interactive projection of this Re-Toyed Trash blog and had a workshop bench and materials for visitors to make their own toys with. In the prospectus image my coursemate Bav Shah is making a toy at the workshop bench during his invigilation of our Art & Design degree show.
During June and July I visited the Crafty Folk in Knottingley to run a series of workshops with the lovely ladies there. The Crafty Folk make sellable crafty objects to sell at fetes and fairs and give the profits to local charities. I think some of these amazing furry toys might be given to loved ones though.
The recent workshops on Easter Saturday at theartmarket included a Re-Toyed Trash Easter special and Toby Juliff’s collaborative painting. We saw some finger puppets being made, some toothy bunnies, a rather special fish and kids enjoying getting messy with paint. We had fun and we hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend too.
The workshop coincides with a collaborative painting event by Toby Juliff as part of his ‘I don’t believe in painting’ exhibition. There will be a huge canvas to work on and paints available to use.
Wash this down with some cake and chocolate and it’s set to be a creative mini festival.
Directions to theartmarket here