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 🐇🐇🐇🐇
We are delighted to have been featured in the June edition of Lancashire Life magazine talking about our work and contribution to Mirador’s “Behind The Wall” exhibition at Lancaster Museum. This is the lovely article by the Sue Riley featuring photos by Darren Andrews in the June issue of Lancashire Life about our recent collaboration with Mirador and six other artists on the Behind The Wall exhibition at Lancaster Museum. The exhibition looked at the last 150 years of a heritage site now used by Standfast, once a wagon works, WW1 billets and WW1 internment camp. It was lovely working with the Mirador team and Standfast & Barracks print works in Lancaster and exhibiting beside Michael Brennan Wood, Darren Andrews, Carolyn Bartlett, Katie Duxbury, Jon Randall and Adam Clarke. Our four legged pals will appreciate that even Coco and Beanie got a mention!
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.
Spent a lovely weekend with lots of lovely makers at “Crafts in the Pen”, Skipton with reindeers for neighbours.
Bonkers Clutterbucks are delighted to be taking part in a German Art Market – Kunstcarrée on 6th May 2012 to celebrate sixty years of Rossendale and Bocholt being twin towns. Eventually it is hoped that artists from Bocholt, Germany will exhibit in Rossendale and work with artists here on joint projects. It’s great to see so many valley artists on their website and to be involved.