Giant Platinum Jubilee posters

I’ve been on my travels to Wigan Libraries this week. 📚🎉 It’s lovely to see people have started colouring in the Platinum Jubilee posters I created for them. 👑 Nearly all of the libraries have their own poster and people are welcome to drop in any time to colour a bit in. 💙

Download your own copy to colour in: Free downloadable activity sheets for children (and adults!)

Life Givers

Resin Sculptures and Digital Video Installation, 2021

Bubbles are amazing transporters of life. When waves crash against the shore, this creates plumes of different-sized bubbles transferring life-giving gases into the ocean. Bubbles also help Scientists to understand scientific concepts, such as physics. The colours of light on bubbles and the pattern they create help to track storms on the surface of other planets. This small-scale sculpture and digital video installation combine form, light and movement to explore the importance of bubbles not only to science but to our planet. Watch the full video below.

Shadowy Tales & Strange Stories

Have you seen a ghost or do you live in a haunted house? Have ghostly goings-on or phantom folktales about Kirkham been passed down through your family?

Gather around the virtual campfire to share your spooky stories at a special evening event held on Tuesday 26th October at 7:00pm. Hosted on Zoom by Northwest based artists Liz Chapman and Dustin Lyon. The artists are hoping to use these stories in an exciting art installation at the heart of Kirkham later on in the year. This workshop is aimed at adults but families are also welcome.

The meeting will be recorded. If you would prefer not to be recorded please let the artists know when you book.

You are welcome to book a free ticket to listen and/or share a story.

Press Releases: Blackpool Gazette / Fylde Council

DIY Paper

I love working with digital every day. However, I still take notes on paper. ✏️ It’s a long-standing coping mechanism for a busy mind and terrible memory. 🧠 In recent times, I have been taking into consideration the waste I personally create and considering ways to recycle and reuse. ♻️ The magical Paula Fenwick Lucas suggested I make homemade paper using my old note paper, so here goes! This is a variety of paper left for around 24 hours in water, I’ve been moving it around throughout the day to see if I can break down the fibres a bit more. Let’s see what happens… ☺️

Upcoming Workshop!

Book a a ticket to join me at Leigh Archives for this fun workshop.

Really Rubbish Weavings, Wednesday 11th August, go to Eventbrite to book a ticket.

Tickets available from Eventbrite: Sales Closed.

Create a fun, colourful and “rubbish” hanging piece of art whilst exploring amazing archive materials relating to textiles and banners in local protest movements through time, ’found’ and unearthed objects and local textiles production.

Turn waste products such as packaging, plastic bags, scraps of fabric and threads into a treasured piece of art work. The weavings are made using simple DIY cardboard looms and plastic waste.

For adults keen to make art work whilst learning about our past and being mindful of the environment and waste.