My visit to Street House Primary School was inspired by the Jungle Paintings of Henri Rousseau. We made screen prints onto fabric of animals, plants and flowers which will then be made into an installation in the school.
Photographs of the finished installation to follow soon!
We have been getting our print on at ProjektsMCR and the Powerhouse as part of the Circuit project for the Whitworth Art Gallery
Circuit is a new national project led by Tate transforming how young people 15-25 interact with and think about art galleries. Whitworth Art Gallery is one of eight participating galleries, setting out on a journey to engage young people
A team of total diamonds have been working on this project so far…check out this video by Jody Hartley
Photos courtesy of Ben Williams
The workshops at West Bretton Primary School focused on their expedition to Lesotho in 2015. We made prints inspired by african textiles onto tote bags and tea towels that will be sold to raise funds for the trip. Copies of each printed item were also made so they can also be exhibited in school.
In addition to this, we made prints onto fabric that focused on the contrasting landscape between Wakefield and Lesotho, particularly focusing on trees as this directly relates to the issue of permaculture in Lesotho and the importance of planting trees (the school will be planting trees during their trip).
These fabric prints will be made into two murals, one of which will stay at school and the other will be given as a gift to the exchange school in Lesotho.
We were asked by David Rutter to Screenprint a Gregorian calendar with corresponding dates on Mars for the year 2014. Based on the Darian Calendar devised by Thomas Gangale in 1985. The calendar was printed on 270gsm Colorplan Bright White paper.
The calendars are available to buy from David Rutters website.
Happy New Year. After a lovely Christmas break we are back in the studio raring to go. The first job of the year is some business cards for Igloo Regeneration. We have printed a few sets of business cards for Igloo in the past so this was a straight forward black water based ink on Colourplan Factory Yellow 350gsm paper. We printed these on sheets of A3 and got them cut down at the print finishers.
We worked with a group of staff from MACE who choose one day a year to volunteer with a charity, this year they chose ZArts.
To say thank you for their help, ZArts invited them along to our workshop to create screen printed origami birds which formed part of a permanent installation in one of the main theatre corridors.
Thank you to Ben the very tall superstar from ZArts who helped get the birds to the top of the wall!
To see the full installation, feel free to pop in and say hello and keep your eyes peeled for this piece of colourful loveliness.