Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Staring Steampunk Sprite



Presenting the 'Staring Steampunk Sprite' made from old watch parts, scraps of metal and wire, and some other odds and ends.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

You tube video of Particle Article

Have been meaning to post this link for some time now, its a short video which covered an exhibition we did some time ago at the Custard Factory in Birmingham.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-E53Pb1x6A

If you keep your eye out you can see a Knicker nicking door knocker nymph!

Amy x

Another great review of 'Tales from the Electric Forest'!

Review of 'Tales from the Electric Forest'

http://www.a-n.co.uk/interface/reviews/single/532039

Here is the link to a review of our current exhibition happening in London until next Saturday!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Tales From the Electric Forest


Here is the website for the 'Tales from the electric forest' exhibition....

http://www.blackapple.org.uk

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Derby Telegraph April 24th, 2009

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Crypt Creatures...





Here are just a few of the creatures which will be making an appearance at the Crypt Gallery in London next week... (click on the photo to enlarge it)

Some of our new creatures....



Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Pelsall School project




Over the course of this 4 day project I worked with children from years 1 and 2 to explore the theme of 'Global Garden'. We used pictures of wildlife and garden plants to inspire us, and the children looked at the particle article creatures. The children created insects, birds and plants using recycled materials, which the children and their families helped to collect, such as plastic bottles, fabric, and wire. We used these in new and exciting ways to explore the children's ideas. Have a look at the photos above to see the great work the children produced!

To find out more information about this project please click on the below link...
http://www.creative-partnerships.com/

Claire x

Opening of Castle Vale Children's Centre




3rd March saw the official opening of Castle Vale childrens centre. I was asked to run a workshop throughout the day and ask each visitor (adults and children) to design a square of copper or pewter, embossing it with a design significant to them. The pieces were to be combined to create a plaque to commemorate the opening. It went really well, everyone making fantastic contributions, eg local midwife drew a pregnant lady, local policeman drew some handcuffs. The lord mayor drew a heart design to symbolise his love of the area. The plaque is now displayed at the school entrance.

Claire x

Creativity Matters Project





We were involved in a creative project at Castle Vale Nursery School from September 08 to March 09. The purpose of the project was to see if we could develop children’s creativity and encourage them to interact, using an Italian model called the Reggio Approach. The children explored found objects as well as new, exciting materials. They placed the objects to make collages, made drawings on plastic and fabrics, made wire sculptures, and experimented with transparent materials and light. The sessions were based upon children’s own interests.

Everyone enjoyed the project and concentrated really well! It was exciting to see the children finding new ways of exploring materials, using their imagination, and expressing themselves so well.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Tales From the Electric Forest






If you are a fan of our more sinister work then you should definately go and see this exhibition which is in London at the Crypt gallery, right by Euston station! I have featured above one of the creatures who is going to be there, the 'Ruthless Reccession Reaper', who is made from a dried frog, dragonfly wings and a birds skull amongst other things!

The exhibition runs from the 22nd May until the 1st June.

Brewery Workshops




I realise I am backtracking a bit...but really wanted to share with you some of the work which has been produced at our workshops. These are from our childrens workshop last year at the Brewery arts centre in Kendal. Above are our favourites!

Our work is still on display here in the cafe, so if you are passing you can pop in and see them!
Here is the link to the Brewery website...

http://www.breweryarts.co.uk/

Amy x

Pickfords House exhibition







Here are some photos from our exhibition at Pickfords House Museum, which is located in the middle of derby. We were thrilled that the exhibition had some great coverage from local radio and papers! The exhibition remains open until the 28th June.

Please use this link to find out how to get there and opening times...

http://www.derby.gov.uk/LeisureCulture/MuseumsGalleries/PickfordsHouseMuseum.htm

(I hope the link works as I am a bit new to this!)

Amy x

Welcome to our blog site!




Finally we have a blog site! So heres what we have been up to in the last few months....
Here are some photos from our christmas window display at Marcus Galleries in Moseley, Birmingham. Although the window display has now been taken down some of the creatures are still loose in the gallery....