So many people, so much art, so many workshops, so many talks……..thank you to everybody involved in the success of Flock Together in all its forms!
We have been delighted with the outcomes, interest, engagement, feedback and responses to our project throughout the year and would like to take this opportunity to share a summary, a few highlights and plans for the future with you here.
Continue reading A few ‘thank yous’ and a quick look at what we’ve achieved
As our workshops have progressed we’ve developed our ideas using light….first it was glow-in-the-dark tape, now LED light pens. Students from King’s School 6th form explored the impact and use of ‘muscle memory’ to make these drawings.
Continue reading Lights, camera, action!
Thanks to Thelma Hulbert Gallery for inviting Flock Together out onto the road to lead outreach workshops in youth centres and Millwater School in Devon – what a great time we have had. Over the past week or so we have met and enjoyed working with the leaders and participants at the SWITCH youth groups at Millwey and Clayton House Youth Centres.
Continue reading Flock Together on the road
Having enjoyed a great couple of weeks leading our workshops at Thelma Hulbert Gallery and also getting out and about doing outreach, we’re back in the studio and getting down to some serious blogging again.
The image above was a slow exposure shot of some glow-in-the-dark sheep created by students from Somerset School visiting the gallery and working with us for the day.
We had lots of fun combining some of our mechanical and hand-made workshop activities, projecting sheep video straight onto the sides of the rucksack drawing boxes.
Continue reading we all love glow-in-the-dark tape!
We have been busy working with lots of different groups of children and young people at Thelma Hulbert Gallery, playing with tape, projectors, wool, Haribo sweets, and so much more.
Children from Honiton Primary School popped in to join us for the afternoon last Tuesday. They were brilliantly engaged and fascinated by every aspect of the project. They all enjoyed role-playing a ‘rounding-up’ activity in the main gallery space. 9 children at a time took on the role of sheep while 3 became sheep dogs. They each ‘mapped’ their movements across the gallery floor using tape and wool as they followed the ‘farmer’ (either their teacher or Ellie our tireless helper) who pretended to be feeding them.
Continue reading Playing with tape, projectors, wool, Wikki Sticks and so much more!
The minute we brought the artworks (finished and works-in-progress) into the barn for our pop-up exhibition last weekend, it was obvious that they were in their natural home.
Continue reading Corrugated iron, plaster, gouache, gesso, ink, straw, concrete
Wow – what a weekend! Thanks to BHaam (Blackdown Hills Artists and Makers) for helping to make Friday evening a very special night. (Find out more about the brilliantly supportive artist-led group here: http://www.bhaam.org.uk).
We kicked off our exhibition in the barn with a talk about our collaborative practice and an opportunity to preview the exhibition.
Continue reading A Flock of Artists in a Barn