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.