Hope you guys have had a great festive time...been grand here in London.
So...... I've spent the last couple of days playing around and familiarising myself with animation software. Been meaning to do this for an age (since I finished my masters really) and Christmas has given me the perfect time to put pens down and learn something new.
2016 - well it's gonna be a stormer!
An earlier post I had wrote about an interactive embroidery I had been working on ....it's done and dusted.
It was a huge success and i'm real stoked with how it's turned out.
It's been a real interesting one watching an audience interact. This was most apparent during it's test run at A3 Projects (as part of Supersonic Festival2015) as there was a music based, craft and concept based audience.
It's currently up in Stafford, at the Shire Hall Gallery until 6th Sept, and then for the month of October it's up at A3 Projects, Birmingham. Here's a short rough video I put together up in Stafford.
This time last year I was just planning and preparing to head back to the desert for a couple of months to go on a residency with Claire....Now that was super brilliant!
But prior to that trip I had just finished working on a project Cecil Sharp House - the home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. The project was called Yan Tan Tethera: songs of textile folk. This was where I made my first large scale wall drawing, and got to work with some folk who make the most forward thinking work in the field of textile art. To say I was stoked to get commissioned to work on the project and with these artists is an understatement.
So a big thank you David Littler, Rachael Matthews, Freddie Robbins, Shane Waltner, Aimee Leonard, Faye McNulty and all the folk at Cecil Sharp House - You guys!!!!!
If you wanna see wall drawing its now permanently housed within the bar at Cecil Sharp House and the embroidery has travelled down to Dorset at Walford Mill Crafts the next leg of its journey. The show opens on 13th June 2015 - go see it's a brills show!
For now here's a film on the project.