WILD CITY at the Knowle West Media Centre

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I will be joining the Knowle West media Centre and the Guardians of the Northern Slopes to create an exhibition using photographic perspectives of the people in the area. The centre is an amazing space that has grown out of the local community and gives people access to digital technology. The residency will run between February and March 2014 and I’m very much looking forward to working with them.

The image comes from Wildfest! 2013 on the Northerns Slopes.

Object Atelier in Bristol!

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Object Atelier took the family of interactive furniture to four new homes in Bristol. The Rocking bench to a dentist, the Balance table to a theatre, the Tapas table to a bar and the puppet table to a school. They all gathered together at the Tobacco Factory for the weekend market. Take a look at more images of the pieces here or read about our journey here objectatelier.wordpress.com

Able Table

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We installed the puppet table at Begbrook Primary Academy in Bristol, transforming it into a drawing table complete with illustrated table cloth. All colouring pens are attached to each other to make a game of interaction and cooperation. Come and see it at the Tobacco Factory on the 10th February!

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Norge

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I’ve just spent a fantastic Norweigan winter at NKD in Dale. It was a great pleasure to share time and inspirations with Anna van Stuijvenberg, Barbara Caveng and of course Simon Jones.  More pictures are up here and here.

It’s left me speechless.

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Scuttling Stool

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I’ve tried to make a stool based on the process of greenwood broom making. It’s ended up shuffling around the studio as quite a little character, hanging out with the plastic brushes. I don’t like the way it’s turned out but it’s humoured me.

 

Mobilier Interactif

Created Object Atelier with Alexandra Parry. Building a family of interactive pieces and inspirations. The latests pieces were taken on an excursion of a french market to be tested out and talked with. See more images of the pieces here.

Wooden Shoes

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Whilst researching for Object Atelier, Alex and I chanced up an old clog making barn in the pyrenees, and was given a tour my the son of the maker. The barn was frozen in time so we could capture the process through the blanks left over. The arrival of plastic shoes and wellies rendered wooden shoe and their makers obsolete, there is one remaining workshop in the Ariege. They are surprisingly comfortable and effective at keeping out cold and mud.

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Wooo! I will be undertaking a 3 month residency at the to the Nordic Artists Centre in 2012  joining Simon Jones. I will write more here as it happens.

 

Banister House Growing Project comes to life

After a serious amount of commitment to grow food at Banister House, the gardens are being to take shape. Well done all for all the hard work. Brilliant!

Special Work

Tonight is the launch of the special works schools’ first publication. Come along!

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
6.30-8.00pm

2/3 Great Pulteney Street
London W1F 9LY
On 2nd August we publish our Preliminary Report, which gathers together field observations, speculative proposals, historical images and capsule essays.

First established by the Royal Engineers during the first world war as a place to teach, display and experiment with new techniques of camouflage. The school was eventually dismantled but has been brought back to life by this collection or artists, writers and designers.

For more information on the project visit http://www.camouflagepark.org/

The Algae Garden hits Metis

After a splendid time in Metis the garden went up. The bubbling pumps to aerate the algae went down a treat.

See the Algae Garden at the Urban Physic Garden

Find out more about the garden here http://www.physicgarden.org.uk/ and we are just doing up the algae garden site here http://algaegarden.wordpress.com/
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The Algae Garden goes to the International Garden Festival Metis

The Algae Garden will be shown at the International Garden Festival, Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens,

Gardens of Algae are believed to have begun with the Aztecs skimming edible and protein rich spirulina from the surface of Mexico’s Lake Texcoco it’s now being used for food and fuel production. Algae is commonly found in gardens, but rarely is it celebrated.

So we’ve made a garden to produce and show the variety of uses of algae. looking at the imaginative possibilities for productive gardens of locally produced energy and food.

The ALGAE Garden by Heather Ring, Dr. Brenda Parker, Synnøve Fredericks

Memory of Events

The George cake

Edible Ceramics Testers

Playing with the recipe for ‘Bon Bon de Terre’.

Algae Jelly

Testing out the recipe for unsuspecting friends!

Salt Ceramic Experiments

A selection if the Salt Ceramic materials Laura Harrison and I played with. It was surprisingly strong when baked and went on to become a drying jar for herbs.