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Workshop at Artgos

5 Jan

Nicolar Bell and I held a workshop for the last day of Artgos on Saturday 15th December at theartmarket.

Artgos was a collaboration between Artsparkle and theartmarket and sold work by big name artists alongside fresh talent working with multiples.

With templates, visitors could make their own soft multiples, or choose to customise our patterns to make something a bit different. We used recycled and donated fabrics in our workshop.


Sew good!

Sewing workshop

Bright pink arm


Trinity3 exhibition photos

26 Aug

There’s just one day left to catch the ‘Trinity3’ exhibition at Holy Trinity Church, and that’s tomorrow: bank holiday Monday 27th August. Here’s some photos from the exhibition…


I had never seen the space in the church being utilised in this way before with a projector screen hanging between two pillars and a sound installation on the central walkway.

My Re-Toyed Trash installation had a mixture of creations from the workshops and a workshop bench for people to work on. I was pleased to find that a few people were bringing in their own materials to leave for other people to work with in the workshops. Kate left us some brilliant shimmery fabric that she said would not use. Thanks Kate.

Re-Toyed Trash installation

I was also exhibiting ‘Leeds Degree Shows Adventure’, a photography project collaboration with Joe Mawson. This project documents my journey around the recent Leeds Fine Art degree shows. The photographs explore my own interaction with other graduate’s work. Playfully negotiating ideas around Authorship, an Artists’ Ego, Art Education and Artwork-as-backdrop it relates to my own position as a recent Artist Graduate.


My 'Leeds Degree Shows Adventure' project installed

Bav Shah’s knitted rubber work was also exhibited at ‘Trinity3’. This is his large piece that can be used as a sarong or a hammock, hanging in front of one of the stained glass windows.

Bav Shah's 'Rubber Soul'


15 Aug

The ‘Trinity3’ exhibition begins this Monday 20th August 6 – 8 pm at the Holy Trinity church, on Boar Lane. I shall be there for the opening night and for a workshop held during the exhibition…

Workshop: Saturday 25th August 10 – 4 pm


I shall also be exhibiting a photography project, called ‘Leeds Degree Shows Adventure’, but it’s a bit of a secret, so you’ll have to come down and check it out.

‘Trinity3’ exhibition in Holy Trinity church

28 Jul

I have been invited to exhibit in a show of art graduates from Leeds this summer called ‘Trinity3’ at the Holy Trinity church, on Boar Lane. Stephen Turner, the art administrator for Arts@Trinity came to my degree show and was interested in my Re-Toyed Trash project. I shall have workshops in this exhibition as well as exhibited work and I’ll be posting the times and dates here soon.

Exhibition dates:

Opening night // Monday 20th August 6 – 8 pm

Exhibition continues // Tuesday 21st – Monday 27th August 10 – 4 pm, Thursday 23rd 10 – 6pm and closed Sunday 26th August

Also at the exhibition will be work by my fellow coursemates from Leeds College of Art & Design, Bryony Pritchard, Bav Shah, Nicola Middleton and Claire Duffin.

End of ‘On the Fence’ exhibition

30 Jun

I spent the last day of the exhibition checking out the other student’s work around the college. I was particularly impressed by the Printed Textiles/Surface pattern design show and some of the exhibits in the Visual Communications show were astounding. I came back a few times to check on our exhibition and kept finding more people sat at the workshop bench making some toys from the scrap fabrics. Like this…

Workshop on the final day of the exhibition

The exhibition is now over, we’ve packed up and received our results. Let’s just say, I’m very pleased with them. Click here to view images of the rest of the exhibition.

I have been thinking, I need to organise a new exhibition for all of these new creatures and toys that have been made. Here are some of the makers with their toys…

Catherine with Dean the duck

Catherine and Dean the duck

Bav completed Mini Dude today by giving him a body and string vest

Bav and Mini Dude

Fiona finished her Sheepy just in time

Fi and sheepy


Workshop in the exhibition

27 Jun

It’s the last day of the exhibition at Leeds college of Art & Design today. Yesterday, we had an impromptu workshop in the studio with some new creatures being made.

Workshop in the exhibition

Here’s Donna Walker’s completed Giraffe 2…

Donna and Giraffe 2

Bryony made a badge for her favourite module tutor, Bridget to give to her as a present.

Bryony with her Bridget badge

Sophie and her penguin (I need to find out what name she gave this one)…

Sophie with Penguin

Here’s Kelly Pollard’s toy. I like how she’s stitched her initials on the creature.

Kelly's toy

Helen Williams created an outfit for Lil’s ‘Floppy Drunks Friend’ toy.

A outfit for Floppy Drunk's friend

Bryony also made Kelly-Jelly fish

Bryony's Kelly-Jelly fish

Here’s Bav’s creation. Nice use of a zip for a mouth.

Bav's toy

And this cutie was made by Kate Harrison…

Kate's toy

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.