Monday, 22 June 2015

Connect Exhibition

The Connect Exhibition
I am very excited to have three of my magazine collages in the Connect exhibition at the Royal Derby Hospital as part of the Air Arts project. Artists from Banks Mill studios are exhibiting work across five floors of the hospital as part of the scheme that serves to enhance the environment within the corridors.

"Connect is a collaborative exhibition that features work by 11 of our resident artists and affiliate members. This exhibition spans over five floors of the Royal Derby Hospital and is co-ordinated by Air Arts, a project funded by investment from the National Lottery through the Arts Council’s Grants for the arts programme. This investment is matched by funding from Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, its commercial partners and through charitable donations made to Derby Hospitals Charity". Banks Mill Studios

The exhibition launched in June it was lovely to attend the event and meet some of the wonderful artists involved. I also took along some items from the EcoCreate project to promote upcycling and eco friendly creating while there.

The EcoCreate Stand
The exhibition has had a mention in the local press too, I'm the one holding up the cardboard tube garland that I made for the EcoCreate tutorials section. The story can also be found online here

Article Derby Telegraph
My work is exhibited under the collective name 'Nature's Child' which is an ongoing theme in my work.

Exhibition Panel
Nature's Child 

This collection of works reflects the innocent pleasure that children take in their environment, often lost as we grow older. Depicting precious moments in time and preserving happy memories, captures in essence my main drive in pursuing environmentally friendly practices. What is precious to us is worth protecting and the greatest motivation is working for the those we love. Each piece is constructed entirely from ripped and cut magazines, all on recycled board using non-toxic adhesives. Framed with reclaimed wood by a local artisan.

The exhibition will be running until 31st August. More information can be found on the Evolve website