I`ve started making the work that will be installed in the large window at St Georges Gallery, as part of Project; Happiness. There isn`t much to see at the moment, but I want to keep documenting it as I go….
It`s made from laser cut mount board; this part is 100 cm in diameter.
I had the opportunity to install my work at the beautiful Bridlington Spa building for the Artwaves festival in June.
The team there were amazing! It took 5 (some inside the dome!) to get the installation in the correct position.
The piece is made from layered laser cut mount board and tissue paper….
I took the very long train journey to Bridlington today, (which was absolute bliss i might add)! There`s nothing like some mindless pinteresting, window gazing and THINKING! to while away three hours!
I`d never been to Bridlington or Brid as the locals call it….so I was really excited to visit the beautiful Bridlington Spa building, where my installation would be installed as part of the Artwaves 2019 festival. I had a really inspiring session with Don- thanks so much and to all the Artists; it really helped to bring about more clarity.
I can not tell you how excited I was when the AMAZING technical team told me it was possible to hang my installation above the beautiful dome! I expected them to tell me why it wasn`t possible but instead- a casual,”yeh”- like it was nothing!!
Here are some pictures of inspiration from the building and of course the dome…..I`ll be back to install the piece in June in time for the festival.
I was really excited to spend an afternoon looking into the collections at the fabulous and newly opened Museum in Bolton. My daughter loves the museum….
The purpose of my visit this time, was to plan an engaging workshop, using the beautiful collections, with a group of adult refugees.
I wanted to see what I most connected with and begin to think about how i can work with these collections to improve well being. The building is beautiful, so I immediately felt inspired by the architectural details…
The painting room felt really peaceful; most of the space in the museum is full of exciting artefacts, so the painting room felt like a tranquil spot.
I was particularly drawn to this photograph and the painting below…..
something so ordinary, but so beautiful…
and this painting makes me feel quite dreamy, as if I am sitting on that chair. I was drawn to the printmaking, which inspired a seed of an idea to do a printing workshop for the refugees….I also was really inspired by the Botany collection, so thought the two might link together nicely. There is something very visceral about relief printing, so I thought this might be a way to engage a group, where there will be a lot of barriers to engagement.
There is also a miniature museum, with wooden people and museum stands to arrange, which I`d played with on visits with my daughter. Even the ceiling imitates the sky and there is a tree, as if in a park! It can`t fail to inspire and hopefully I can use it for other workshops linked with the collections.
There are such a lot of exciting things to see these were just some of my highlights.