Wednesday, 13 August 2014

prep for the King of the Cats Exhibition

Well it's been a long time coming but Arteach are on the final leg of prepping for our major touring exhibition  
'The King of the Cats'- Retelling of old Lancashire Tales
launching at The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, Rossendale on October 4th 2014.

We have the fantastic news that we have acquired funding from Arts Council England to produce all out printed materials along with some fabulous schools workshops including a traveling suitcase that will be loaned to schools, community groups, residential homes etc to encourage interaction with the exhibition and hopefully capture some new Lancashire Tales along the way. 

We are producing a book to go along side the exhibition to include retelling of the tales by the storyteller Jackie Harris and our work as Arteach in response to the tales including the King of the Cats. There will also be a set of collectable book marks that will be used to advertise in libraries and other museums that the tour will be going to. At the moment we have 7 confirmed venues and a few more in the pipe line. We have 5 schools confirmed to work with each member of Arteach: Marjan Wouda, Christopher Rainham, Patricia Ramsden, myself and Jackie Harris across Pennine Lancashire. Each of the artists will be running one day workshops at the first venue in the Autumn so watch out for booking details too.

I will be running a clay workshop demonstrating and teaching some of the techniques I will be using to create my characters for the exhibition on Wednesday October 22nd at The Whitaker Museum in Rossendale. 
10am-4pm £95 including all materials, firing and a delicious lunch laid on by the cafe within the museum and art gallery too. Bookings will be taken by the Museum on 01706 260785
More details to follow soon

my prelim drawings
getting there

Christopher Rainham

Christopher Rainham

Marjan Wouda

Marjan Wouda

Marjan Wouda
 We have a blog where each one of us is posting works in progress and also some of the tales to be featured in the exhibition. Click the link below to find our blog.

I will post more from the other artists involved as and when but we had a little 'show and tell' this week so I thought I would share here too. 

The traveling suitcase soon t be filled with lovely things

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