Wychavon Council commissioned me to work with fifty Year 4 and 5’s to create bunting using fabric paints and stencils on the theme of World War 1. It will be a 100 years since the Battle of the Somme and Droitwich will be celebrating this anniversary. I have been very impressed by the community spirit in Droitwich, where loads of different groups and individuals are decorating their own bunting which will all be sewn together to hang in Droitwich town centre at the end of this month.
Here are some of the fantastic examples of bunting created by the students at Witton School.
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
My recycled jewellery is featured in UPPERCASE magazine, January 2015 issue. For further information, please visit their website at http://uppercasemagazine.com/
UK stockists (selected) include Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum Bookshop and Magma.
My ABC and 123 framed prints are available on the following websites:
Come and join me at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th January (2015) between 11 and 4pm. We will be making landscape collages on the temporary exhibition of Tessa Beaver’s work.
For further information please visit: http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/info/2/art_gallery_and_museum
For the third year running, I will be facilitating workshops at the wonderful New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester.
Eco Jewellery, Monday 27th October, 10am – 12.30pm, Age 7+
You can make very funky jewellery for boys and girls out of everyday household materials like sweet wrappers, straws, beads, buttons, ribbons – or anything else you like. Be inspired to recycle. All abilities welcome. – See more at: http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/making-time/children-and-family/craft-workshops-for-children/eco-jewellery#sthash.x0cCckL8.dpuf
Little Book of Nature, Monday 27th October, 1.30 – 4pm, Families
Illustrator Sarah Millin will help you create a special book of nature using drawing with collage to develop a storybook in words and pictures. Write about your favourite animals, birds, plants or landscapes. Designed for adults and children to work together. – See more at: http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/making-time/children-and-family/craft-workshops-for-children/little-book-of-nature#sthash.Md5Y7DVl.dpuf