Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sale Arts Trail and Sale Locality Funding Vote

Sale Locality Partnership will be hosting their 2014-15 Participatory Budgeting event on Saturday 6th September 2014 between 12-3pm at Sale Waterside Arts Centre

I recently exhibited a selection of my work at Sarah Malone's Studio and Waterside Arts Centre as part of the inaugural Sale Arts Trail 2014.  This was a great success for all involved and off the back of this, the Sale Arts Trail have applied for funding for 2015.

"Residents of the Sale area, covering the wards of Ashton upon Mersey, Sale Moor, Brooklands, Priory, St Marys and Bucklow St Martins (Sale), are invited to drop into the event at Sale Waterside Arts Centre anytime between 12pm and 3pm.
Trafford residents aged 16 and over, who live or work in the Sale locality area are eligible to vote."

Events like this are invaluable for Professional Artists, Designers and Makers; they give us a chance to meet with a wider audience and talk to people directly about our work.  Before I switched hats from Textile Design to Contemporary Craft, I had no idea that 'Craft' wasn't just corn dollies and naff jewellery, and it is opportunities like this that work towards changing this stereotype.  So please support Sale Arts Trail if you can! 

Artists exhibiting at Sarah Malone's studio Sale Arts Trail 2014  : Sarah Thirlwell, Rachel Cooke, May Wild Designs (left to right top row).  Jane Dzisiewski and Sarah Malone (bottom row).

Friday, 15 August 2014

Sefton Park Palm House

I'm looking for a new landmark building to add to my collection of drawings and resin moulds and favouring Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool, constructed in 1896.

This three-tier dome conservatory palm house was designed and built by MacKenzie and Moncur of Edinburgh and designed in the tradition of Joseph Paxton's glass houses.  In the 1980's it had deteriorated to such a degree that it was closed on the grounds of safety.

Thankfully in 1992, a public meeting was held calling for restoration and the successful "Save the Palm House" campaign was born.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Heatons Arts Trail 2014 : Sat 26th July - Sun 27th July

The Heatons Arts Trail (this Saturday 26th July - Sunday 27th July 11am-4pm), is a community based cultural event involving local artisans around the four Heatons, Stockport. 

There are 12 venues with 1-4 artists, photographers and designer/makers showcasing their work at each place.  I will have a selection of work at Venue 8, 1 Norman Road, SK4 4HJ, alongside Andrea Lord : &Made, Imogen Peers : Hound Interiors, Liz Cooksey and Brenda Smith : Bud Garden Centre.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sale Arts Trail 2014 : Friday 11th July - Sunday 13th July

An exciting new event to be held in Sale, Greater Manchester, Friday 11th July - Sunday 13th July : providing the opportunity to visit artists, studios and unusual display spaces in gardens, shops and cafes - all exhibiting and selling the work of professional artists and makers in the Trafford area along with some guest artist.  The weekend will include demonstrations along with the opportunity to speak to and buy direct from the maker.

I will have a selection of work at The Waterside Arts Centre (Venue A : 1 Waterside Plaza, M33 7ZF) and will be showcasing my work at ceramicist, Sarah Malone's studio (Venue I : 45 Stanley Mount, M33 4AF).

The Sale Arts Trail begins with an evening Preview Group Show at The Waterside Arts Centre on Friday 11th July 6-9pm (all welcome), followed by a weekend trail of art studios, art cafes and The Waterside show.

There is a wonderful Facebook album of all participating artists here and event details here.

For all information, find Sale Arts Trail on Facebook and Twitter @saleartstrail.