Tuesday, 20 September 2011

In Search of Berlin Wool

Follow my new research project exploring 19th Century Berlin Wool work embroidery, as I take a collection of printed and hand painted patterns from the Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery's collection back to Berlin. The patterns were originally created in Berlin and I hope to re-trace their histories, their makers and make some new work inspired by the research and see if Berlin has any sheep. I'll be posting updates on the journey on the In Search of Berlin Wool blog. The research project is very kindly supported by Artquest and ACAVA through their 3 Months in Berlin residency programme in partnership with Milchhof Studios in Berlin, where I'll be resident. Also, with the very kind support of Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery who have given me fantastic access to, and advice on, their wonderful collection of original Berlin Wool work printed patterns.

Friday, 9 September 2011

The Paper Orchestra

Berit Greinke and I will be taking part in the Connected Communities symposium next week 12-14Sept hosted by Culture Lab in Newcastle. We've been developing the Paper Orchestra idea, which we first tried out at Future Everything in Manchester back in May, now taking it to the next stage. We're running two workshops where delegates will be invited to play and test this model. They will be broadcast on Culture Lab Radio, hosted by Ko-Le Chen and Rachel Clarke. Monday and Tuesday 12:30-13.20 (GMT). Expect loud and messy.

We'll also be talking as part of the Wednesday session about co-creation.

We're looking forward to seeing and hearing what the other delegates are up to aswell.
Should be a fantastic three days. Maybe see a few of you there?