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I have worked in Schools and Colleges all over the North West Region , working with recycled and reclaimed materials, in all key stages.(from reception up to A Level students). I encourage the pupils and staff to bring in reclaimed/ recycled user friendly materials from home (or school)

eg: Clothes pegs, string, Bottle tops, Wire, buttons, fabric, small plastic bottles, cotton reels, corks etc.- (basically user friendly bits and bobs), these are placed on a large table and the pupils are encouraged to rummage through and create small ornamental sculptures of animals and insects- looking for resemblances in the shapes and forms ,I provide image sheets as prompts. ( the workshop can also be themed to suit if needs be.)

The resourceful nature of the workshops encourages the participants to reinterpret everyday objects and transform them into something new. This creative process is obtained in a fun, non-academic way and always proves to be very productive. I am on hand to help stimulate and enable the pupils/students to manifest ideas and to stick things together with a glue gun or wire.

The pupils create a body of work that is environmentally friendly, and have been stimulated into thinking about their natural environments, recycling and problem solving in an enjoyable, resourceful and creative way. ( Afterwards the sculptures can be taken home by the individual or displayed as a group.)

Re-cycled sculpture public and private group workshops

  • Oct 96 Crescent Arts, Scarborough
  • May 97 Prestley College, Warrington
  • Nov 98 Bristol Museum
  • June 98 Leicester City Gallery
  • June 00 Mersey River Festival
  • Nov 01 Museum of Liverpool Life
  • Aug 01 Atkinson Gallery, Southport
  • July 02 The Lowry Salford ‘Meet the Artist’
  • July 02 Rice Lane City Farm
  • Sept 02 Caribbean Centre Youth Group
  • Sept 02 Elderly Chinese Luncheon Group
  • June 03 Youth Power House, Huyton
  • July 03 West Kirby Grammar School for Girls
  • Jan 04 Site Specific Sculpture, Crosby Beach
  • March 04 Allanson Street School, St.Helens
  • Aug 04 ‘Wacky Machines’ Walker Art Gallery
  • Sept 04 Halton YMCA
  • 04 – 05 Corporate Culture ‘Artist in Residence’
  • Dec 04 – May 05 Halewood Comprehensive School
  • 05 – 06 Leasowe Lighthouse
  • Feb 06 Conrad Shawcross, Walker Art Gallery
  • 2006 Creating the image, Lady Lever/Williamson Galleries
  • 2006 – 2007 ITV Granada 50 years of Broadcasting
  • 2007 Meadow Project (NWC) Knowsley Schools
  • 2008 Helena Project, Recycled sculpture garden
  • Summer 2009 Hope Valley School Eco Garden
  • Autumn 2009 Christ The King Birkdale
  • Nov 2009 Mab Lane Plantation Penguin

(with thanks to: English Heritage – Liverpool Design Initiative – Creative Partnerships – Arts in Business)

  • 2010- St. John Plessington, Moreton
  • 2010- Eastway Primary School, Moreton
  • 2010- Helena Housing St. Helens
  • 2010- Merchant Taylors School for Girls
  • June 2011- Roby Park School- Mosaic
  • July 2011 – Merchant Taylors School for Girls, Summer School
  • July 2011 – Roby Park Primary School, Liverpool
  • Jan 2012 – St. Christophers, Music Workshop, Speke Liverpool
  • April 2012 – Moss Lodge St. Helens
  • April 2012 – Green Base, Thatto Heath St. Helens
  • May 2012 – Chatham Nursery, Liverpool Musical Workshop
  • July 2012 – Merchant Taylors School for Girls, Summer School

 

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