Bolton Handmade Christmas MarketPosted: November 23, 2017 Filed under: Bolton, Bolton Town Hall, Northern Fair, Uncategorized | Tags: #lancashire, Art, Art Fair, Bolton Town Hall, Christmas Market, Crafts, Crafts Fair, Dioramas, Handmade Fair, Lancashire Makers, Maker's Fair, Makers, North West, Paintings, Winter Fair Leave a comment
This Saturday we’ll be at this event in Bolton with lots of goodies and lots of talented northern makers.
Autumn Fairs 🍂Posted: November 2, 2017 Filed under: #autumnfair, #exhibition, Hares, Oil Painting, Uncategorized | Tags: #lancashire, Art, Artwork, Autumn Fair, Clitheroe, Hare in a Dress, Hares, Makers, Nature, New Work, Oil Painting, Painting, Period Costume, Ribble Valley, Roses, Rossendale, Salmesbury Hall Leave a comment
We have a busy weekend ahead with two great air fairs planned and lots of exciting new work. Firstly we will be at the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe this Saturday 4th with a small group of other makers from 11 to 3pm. Then remember, remember the 5th of November we will be at Salmesbury Hall as part of a Hopeful & Glorious’s autumn fair from 11 to 4pm which is a great opportunity to find some early Crimbo pressies in a delightful setting 🐇🐇🐇🐇
Summer Art Fair – Salmesbury HallPosted: July 6, 2017 Filed under: Art Fair, Hopeful and Glorious, Summer Fair, Uncategorized | Tags: #lancashire, Art, Art Fair, Bonker*s Clutterbucks, Box Art, Cigar Boxes, Craft, Dioramas, Handmade, Hares, Hopeful and Glorious, Hot Air Balloons, Maker's market, Making, Old Tins, Pattern, Preston, Salmesbury Hall, Summer Fair, Up-cycled Art Leave a comment
This Sunday we’ll be at the lovely Salmesbury Hall near Preston for the Hopeful & Glorious Summer Art Fair 11am – 4pm
Behind the WallPosted: March 14, 2017 Filed under: Art, Art Commissions, Commissions, Heritage, Lancaster, Uncategorized | Tags: #ACE, #cardmodel, #catonroad, #clocktower, #exhibition, #industrial, #industrialheritage, #industrialvintage, #industry, #internmentcamp, #lancashire, #lancashirehistory, #lancashiretextiles, #lancasterheritage, #lancastermuseum, #libertyprint, #pigeonholes, #printedfabric, #printedtextiles, #printworks, #siteresponsive, #standfast, #textileindustry, #textileprint, #textiletrade, #timemachine, #wagonworks, #ww1, 3D, Art, Bonker*s Clutterbucks, Collage, Diorama, Haslingden, Haslingden Artists, Heritage, Lancaster, Rossendale, Rossendale Artists, Textiles 1 Comment
March the 3rd marked the unveiling of a heritage art show that we took part in called Behind the Wall based on the history of the Caton Road building now used by Standfast & Barracks. The project was dreamt up by Mirador and was partly ACE funded. We contributed with five other artists including Michael Brennan Wood, Darren Andrews, Carolyn Bartlett, Katie Duxbury, Jon Randall and Adam Clarke all of whom brought their own interpretation of the site to the exhibition.
The building is now a print and dye works but has had numerous uses over the years including wagon works, temporary army billet in WWI and a POW camp and has an impressive clock tower designed by Edward Paley. We decided to recreate the clock tower as a time machine, the idea being that you dress up in period costume provided and climb inside the clock tower and off you go back in time! We also made 3D Clock Tower model kits which are available in the museum shop.
The locker room houses the costumes and the pigeon holes piece compartmentalises the various times and uses. We had access to Standfast’s beautiful pattern archives which we incorporated.
The show is made up of very individual site responsive pieces including Standfast in Minecraft, period costume made from contemporary printed fabrics, embroidery, photography and film and is interspersed with swathes of fabric printed with the historical timeline.
The exhibition is free, on until May 1st and you can come along to a free Clock Tower model making workshop for families on March 25th 11- 3pm at Lancaster Museum.