This spring, I’ll be running a charcoal sketching walk & draw session at Burgh Castle with a Broads Authority guide. The session on Friday 11th May at 10:30am-12:30pm, will creatively explore the Roman ruins and take inspiration from the surrounding landscape of Breydon Waters. The session is delivered as part of Waveney & Blyth Arts’ programme of workshops and ‘Water, Mills & Marshes: The Broads Landscape Partnership’ (Broads Authority). Plus, the walk will also be part of the Broads Outdoors Festival taking place from 28th April-13th May. If you’d like to find out more, read my project page or visit http://www.waveneyandblytharts.com for booking info
I can’t wait to take part in my first Makers Month in March! I’ll be running two textile arts workshops – a drop-in to create protest banners and a bookable workshop to create an applique patch about ‘YOU’! The free drop-in session on Tuesday 13th March takes inspiration from the Craftivism movement to take a gentle, accessible approach to protest. For the bookable session on Thursday 15th March, take inspiration from passions in your own life, to create a unique textile art patch. To find out more info, visit the Makers Month project page.
This winter, I’m working on new artwork for my upcoming solo exhibition at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes, North Norfolk. The exhibition will be open daily from 7th to 20th March 2018. Alongside my new work, there will be older works such as ‘Threads of Summer‘ and ‘Reclaimed by the Wild‘.
To follow the progress of my new work, take a look at my Instagram feed for updates.
(c) Craftivist Collective
I’ll be running a mini-series of textile craft workshops at Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth in November. At the Monday evening session, learn needle felting and on the Sunday workshop, we’ll be exploring Craftivism (craft + activism). The sessions are supported by Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust and can be booked directly through me. For more info, go to the project page.
I’m very pleased to have my ‘Threads of Summer’ series and article featured in HAND/EYE Magazine. Read here for an abridged history of cyanotype photography and to find out about inspiration for this series of work. Artwork from this series will also be shown as part of my upcoming solo exhibition at a Norfolk Wildlife Trust site next year (details to follow soon!)
Upcycled fabric brooches
This winter, I will be running a patchwork pin brooch workshop at MOTH Crafts in Bungay, Suffolk. If you’d like to find out more, go to the project page. Spaces are limited so if you’d like to come along, book your space soon!
Create by the Coast 2017. Fairy hut building
Create by the Coast project, 2017
The last session of Create by the Coast was a special and imaginative day. We found a lovely spot amongst the trees on the grounds of Great Yarmouth Minster, Norfolk. First, we had a go at monoprinting – using found objects (such as leaves, daisys, feathers, etc) and doing drawings onto ink plates of the Minster and the surroundings. Then, we made creative things with found objects around the grounds. We created fairy huts, nests and nature mandalas. These items will be in the grounds until 9th September.
Plus, the project exhibition will be at Great Yarmouth Library, Norfolk from 4th to 9th September. It’ll be open to daily to all, including the informal evening showing with refreshments on Wednesday 6th September from 5pm to 7:30pm. Thank you to Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund for supporting the project and exhibition.
Nature weaving at Create by the Coast Great Yarmouth environmental arts project in 2017
We had a brilliant second session on Saturday for Create by the Coast in Priory Gardens, Gorleston, Norfolk. At this workshop, we had a go at making a series of cyanotype photographic prints in the park. It was magic! Seeing the silhouette plants and feathers appear in blue is something you can never tire of. We then created nature weaving frames using found materials, wire and string. It’s the middle session of 3, so Saturday 26th August is the last chance to come along and get creative outdoors! Please get in touch if you’d like to join in. Thank you to Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund for supporting the sessions.
Light & Space exhibition poster
My artwork is on display at The Shoe Factory Social Club, Norwich for UNA Gallery’s summer exhibition. The show is open from 7th to 27th July to view daily from 11am to 5pm. There are over 50 contemporary artists displaying work, from photography to painting to video, shown over 2 floors.