Just a quick update on all things sampler:
Well I'm pleased to report that the performance we did recently for the Craft Rally went down a storm. I'm just waiting to get photos and a video of the performance, so when I do I'll post them up. A huge thank you to everyone who took part: Kathie, Jan, Yusra, A.Dee, Pepperpot, Tom Dice and Berit - a brilliant mix of embroidery, sound, music, graffiti and calligraphy, dance, turntables, machines, song, film and the spoken word. And of course a huge thank you to Helen Carnec who curated the event, everyone at Artquest and the Crafts Council for inviting us to take part in the day.
Sampling Tunbridge Ware:
Next week some of the collective are involved in a week long workshop (Monday 12 -Fri 16th April, sessions run from 10am to 4pm each day) in partnership with Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery. We'll be exploring the museum's amazing collection of Tunbridge Ware, and working with a group of local residents of all ages creating new sound and stitched pieces to go back into the museum's collection. If you fancy coming along and joining in that would be amazing. Click on the link above "sampling tunbridge ware" for details.
There will be a showcase event and performance of the work we've collectively made during the week from 6-8pm at the Museum.
I will be going back to Manchester in the next couple of weeks to see some of the work that the students have made during their project exploring samplers and sampling. Can't wait to see what they've come up with.