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On the Fence exhibition

26 Jun

The Re-Toyed Trash work is being exhibited as part of my final show at Leeds College of Art & Design. The exhibition ‘On the Fence’ will be on for the next few days until Wednesday. Now that the rain has stopped, you’ve got no excuse to not come down and check it out!

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I have already had some interest in my work with a few people wanting me to do workshops in various places, such as schools and at a design festival in London. This is all very exciting, and I shall write down the full details as soon as I know. I may also be creating a book for this project, which will be a fun project for the summer, so watch this space for information.

New posters for the recent workshop creations

5 Jun

I have just been putting together this montage of toys from the Ladyfest Leeds workshop:

Ladyfest-workshop-montage

And here’s one for the plush toy workshops at Situation Leeds 2006:

Plush-workshops-montage

Re-Toyed Trash workshops for Situation Leeds

9 May

Workshops poster with time

We have confirmed the following dates for workshops to be held at theartmarket as part of ‘a corner in the market’ for Situation Leeds 2007….

1st Workshop: Saturday 19th May 1-5pm

2nd Workshop: Tuesday 22nd May 1-5pm
with visiting artist Nicolar Bell

Plushies! These new workshops shall be focusing on using fabrics to make plush characters and creations. We shall be re-using unwanted fabrics, such as old clothes, bed sheets and offcuts. Obviously all fabric that we use will be clean, it will either have been discarded as clothing or unwanted as fabric. We want to help you give this fabric a new life in the form of your unique creation. As usual we will be providing all the equipment and materials that you need to make stuff, but if you want to bring along some fabric that you think is pretty tasty to work with, then please do so.

In the both workshops we will provide pens and paper for people to sketch out their designs prior to making a plushy.
In the second workshop, Nicolar Bell will have templates to enable anyone to make one of their own plush fox neck pieces, like the one below.

Fox plush

All things made in the workshop can be submitted to a final exhibition beginning Saurday 26th May and will be photographed to be included on the blog and in a publication of all works from all of our workshops.

For those of you who don’t know where TheArtMarket is, it’s in the Merrion Market, which is at the back of the Merrion Centre, which is the one with Morrisons in it, which is on Woodhouse Lane, which is a big road that leads up to the Uni.

Nicolar and I will be collaborating to produce some posters for these events, so watch this space for those.

Workshop tomorrow

13 Apr

workshop poster
Today I have been moving around the furniture in The Art Market in preparation for the workshop tomorrow. Aparently the weather reporters say it is going to be a very sunny day, which could mean that lots of people would prefer to go sit in the sun, or it could mean it will encourage more people out of bed and into our workshop….we shall see! I have spoken to Zoe and Anna, and we have decided that if enough interest is shown in the workshop then we may have an exhibition of the work to follow shortly. As usual I shall be posting up photos of the creations made in the workshop as soon as I can for everyone to see, so if you can’t make it down for the workshop tomorrow, watch this space for a visual treat of all the workshop junk art.

We are listed on the ladyfest leeds website here….

And in the programme…

ladyfest.jpgladyfest programme

‘Re-Toyed Trash’ exhibition…

6 Dec

It’s nearly here. The exhibition shall be opening tomorrow.
'Re-Toyed Trash' exhibition poster

New Robot Making montage

4 Dec

Robot Making montage

Robot Making workshop poster

30 Nov

New Robot Making poster for workshop this Saturday