I was commissioned by Warwickshire Museums to develop an arts workshop on a very unusual theme… They wanted a printing project for older residents to participate in, which would compliment their museum on the move bus theme “Are We Cleaner than our ancestors” It was a fun project to research looking at cleaning products used in the 1930’s and 40’s such as Brasso, Fairy, Oxydol, Soda, Carbolic soap. We had some interesting conversations about cleanliness, as you do!
I have completed just under fifty tiles and murals for the new children’s unit at the New Cross Hospital. I’m looking forward to seeing the artwork displayed at the launch in November. This is one of the dolphin tile designs.
Our first site visit to the new children’s unit at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital. All dressed up in builders caps, fluorescent overalls, steel capped wellies, gloves and glasses! We had a tour to visualise where the art panels and ceiling tiles will be displayed.
I have a busy Summer working on 39 pieces of artwork for the new children’s unit at Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
I have spent the last five weeks working with ladies from Ladywood, creating miniature 3D coffins and writing eulogy’s. The exhibition is on display at the Coffin Works in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.
I will be working with families at The Elgar Birthplace Museum and Visitor Centre on Wednesday 28th October. We will crack the code and create amazing cryptic art inspired by Elgar.
For further information please visit: http://www.elgarmuseum.org/index.php/families/families/2014-family-events-programme
I have just heard the fabulous news that I will be working on an art commission based on “My World” for a new Paediatric Arts in Health unit for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. It will involve creating twelve large wall panels and tiles based on nature.
I have been commissioned by Wychavon District Council to work with residents in care homes, to make memory books. We will be creating paintings and memory books celebrating people’s lives. This will involve learning new art techniques, reminiscing and eating cake.
I am very excited to be working on a celebration of life and death project, at the Coffin Works in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. It will be a five week project working with women from all cultures and faiths, commencing in May. We will be creating miniature coffins taking inspiration from the fabulous Ghanaian coffins, which will be exhibited at the venue from July to September 2015.
For further information about the Newman Coffin Works: please visit http://www.coffinworks.org
To read more about Ghanian coffins, please visit http://ghanacoffin.com/histoire/e_sommaire.htm