Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Vanity of Small Differences

During April to September this year I have worked on a fabulous project for Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, which was funded by the Arts Council. I worked with three different community groups over 10 weeks, to create their textile response to Grayson Perry's tapestries.

Here are the finished hangings created by the three groups:

The hangings were made using fabric paint, batik, embroidery, beading, photographic transfer techniques and applique. All of the people involved learnt these new skills 'on the job' and, as you can see, became very proficient at it!

Besides working on the hangings, I also run a weeks worth of school workshops and masterclasses, looking at the ideas of branding, 'Tribes' and identity which Grayson Perry reflects upon in his tapestries.