This interesting exhibition opens at the weekend with a preview on Friday evening. Artlink is a centre for community arts in Hull and has an exciting programme of exhibitions and workshops. All the artists showing work in Re-Present use found objects in different ways.
I have a series of prints (incorporating rust and collagraphs) in the exhibition that I’ve called Beach Ghosts and which, you guessed it, feature items found on the beach.
> There are just a couple of days to go now until the lovely Saltaire Arts Trail. This is an event I’ve been part of ever since it started, evolving out of an event as part of the Saltaire Festival; first becoming an entity in its own right but sitting alongside the Festival and now going it alone as a stand alone event at a different time of year. From selling at the Makers’ Fair, to helping organise said Makers’ Fair, and then onto the board of Saltaire Inspired (the organisation that runs the Arts Trail), my involvement has evolved too!
This is always such a lovely feast of arts-related activities (I know I’m biased but it really is true!), from open houses filled with wonderful artwork from all over Yorkshire, to curious interactive exhibitions, family activities to a record breaking cinema and much much more. It is run almost entirely by a bunch of wonderful volunteers and it is amazing what they manage to pull out of the bag. Just hope for lovely weather and get on down to the inspiring World Heritage Site that is Saltaire this weekend…
> Last weekend I had the pleasure of leading a workshop for ladies from various textile groups based around Fulbourne in Cambridgeshire. What is lovely about this group is that they’ve come together from various different specialist interests (including patch workers, knitters and stitchers) and are joining with a creative writing group who are investigating the history of their village. They are all collectively working towards an exhibition in 2012 that celebrates that history.
We had an action packed day investigating various aspects of design and composition using sketching, collage and bonding and we had a pretty fab lunch too!
I’m really looking forward to seeing the exhibition that they create.