As part of The House of Fairy Tales Media Planet area at Byline I designed a giant newspaper for children to fill in with their own stories. There were also some guest appearances along the way!
As part of Okido magazine’s Ice themed workshop at Bermondsey’s Doodle Bar I created an interactive mural. I designed a framework of visual prompts and thematic set ups to work into, and let the children fill in the rest. The results were a wonderful whirl of creative, thought provoking, energetic, expressive and vibrant drawings, to say the least!
I was invited to three schools in London to run artists workshops around the theme of city river life. We chose to focus on irrigation, plumbing and sanitation. The results will be displayed as photo collage banners along the South Bank, all commissioned for The British Council and Totally Thames Festival. Here’s some photos of models made by students of Coombe Academy, using household cleaning materials to celebrate those who keep our cities clean.
In February I ran a puppet workshop across three days at my local National Trust site Sutton House. The work was a response to a project run by Golden Spies, around the House Garderobe (Tudor convenience)- the oldest toilet in Hackney. Apparently it was built for a royal visit by King Henry 8th himself! I chose pound shop cleaning utensils as materials for the participating children, who created wild and wondrous results…