Artists

The following creative folk helped to facilitate and shape the various Re-Toyed Trash workshops, offering their help to others and joining in by making their own creatures.

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Glam-Rock BotAlicia Y Talikowska

Workshops: All of ’em

Website: aliciayolanda.wordpress.com

BA (hons) Interdisciplinary Art & Design Leeds College of Art & Design (2007)

Alicia loves getting people together to make things from their imagination, giving birth to numerous new species of toy. She helps at theartmarket and updates their blog.

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Dan Walls

Workshops: Monster making, Robot making and Ladyfest Leeds (2006-2007)

Website: kreld.deviantart.com

BA (hons) Fine Art Leeds Metropolitan University (2006)

Specialising in art made from found objects, particularly from skips around Leeds. Uses his skills in taxidermy with roadkill to create new sculptures. Dan is also interested in film and animation and is currently making music videos for bands and props for theatre productions.

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Stitchiker and Des LynamNicolar Bell

Workshops: Plush for Situation Leeds, Wakefield college Cathedral school and Artgos (2007)

Website: nicolarbell.co.uk

BA (hons) Interdisciplinary Art & Design at Leeds College of Art & Design (2007)

Nicolar specialises in character design, brilliant plush creatures and jewellery. Her stitchikers are currently travelling the world and communicating via the internet with tales of their adventures.

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Sarah Barrett

Workshops: Ladyfest Leeds, Plush for Situation Leeds, Artgos (2007-2008)

Website: sarahdeebarrett.wordpress.com

BA (hons) Interdisciplinary Art & Design at Leeds College of Art & Design (2007)

Sarah is interested in DIY activity. She co-directs theartmarket. She has made some of the finest robots I have ever seen.

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Zoe Sawyer

Workshops: Robot making, Ladyfest Leeds, Plush for Situation Leeds (2006-2007)

BA (hons) Fine Art University of Leeds (2006)

Zoe began theartmarket with Anna Tonks in 2006, a gallery/studio/shop in Leeds city centre supporting emerging and local artists. She continues to co-direct theartmarket’s exhibitions and activities.

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