Sunday, 28 September 2014

Bird Box Bonanza

This week I started work on a fantastic new project designing sculptural bird boxes in collaboration with pupils at ten Kirklees schools (inspired by this project). So far I have had the pleasure of working with 88 children and three teachers, working through a variety of ideas and approaches in the creatinging of wildlife themed characters which will form the basis of the Bird Box designs. The boxes will be exhibited as part of this years Festival of Light in Huddersfield - watch this space for further updates…

One of the 10'' x 10'' oversized Bird Boxes

Kirkburton Middle School - Collaborative Drawing

Kirkburton Middle School - Collaborative Drawing

Kirkburton Middle School - Collaborative Drawings
Large Scale Collaborative Drawing - St Mary's Batley

Continuous Line Drawing - St Mary's Batley

Mirror Drawing - St Mary's Batley

Large Scale Collaborative Drawing - St Mary's Batley
Collaborative Creatures - Battyeford, Mirfield

Collaborative Creatures - Battyeford, Mirfield

Owl and Koala  - Battyeford, Mirfield

Owl and Koala  - Battyeford, Mirfield

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Junkbots in Leeds with March of the Robots

Yesterday saw a full on day of robot making madness as I was invited by the March of the Robots Team to lead a Junkbot making workshop as part of Leeds Den Fest . In and amongst a mini city of cardboard dens and structures a dedicated team of robot technicians (mostly family groups) were hard at work breathing new life into interesting piles of junk. Great robot making support came from Anna Connor and Joel Standeven. All the wonderful photos are from Lizzie Coombes.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Cardboard Cyclists at Berry Brow School

I was invited to work with the whole school at Berry Brow over an 8 day period in making a series of larger than life cardboard cyclists to celebrate Le Tour de France coming through the locality. I only managed a few pics, but hopefully you get a flavour of what the pupils made.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Wall - Update

Following a lovely project late last year working alongside fellow artist and friend Lou Sumray at Midland Road in Bradford, here are some of the first images of the wall installation! Looking awesome! Thanks to Lou for the pics. More info from the project here

Working on Midland Road

Monday, 3 March 2014

Under 5s Creative Sessions at Experience Barnsley

Over the past few weeks Dan Mallaghan and I have been working in the Learning Lab at Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre, delivering regular Monday Morning Creative Sessions for under 5s and their Carers. It's been a blast! Lots of inter-generational collaboration, drawing, making, building, reading, painting and fun! See below for a selection of images from the sessions so far!

Friday, 14 February 2014

'Chatting with the Fauna' - Workshops

A lovely set of workshops over the past 3 days with schools local to the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield, as part of my new Exhibition 'Chatting with the Fauna' - awesome children and enthusiastic staff. Splendid times! Super Fantastic!