Handmade Toys needed for art installation
Handmade toys required for art work at Chapter, Cardiff (UK)
Hello Cut Out and Keepers,
We are excited to be working on an exhibition taking place this April, by the artist Helen Frik. The exhibition, entitled ‘Difficult’ will run from 2 April - 9 May 2010 and will feature the installation 'Higher Up, where to', which will fill an entire room of the Gallery. The room will be darkened with a vague light emitting from a greatly enlarged bedside lamp and an array of 'toys' will be trying their hardest to reach the lamp, to soak up it's warmth and energy.
As you may already know, we are in the process of collecting hand crafted toys and we really hope that you can contribute to the art work as we need to gather up to 200 toys! The toys can be made out of any material as long as it is hand crafted, for example fabric, knit, woven, wire, wood etc. The odder the better, just let your imagination go wild! Current entries include knitted critters, colourful fabric monsters and wire dolls.
The names of all makers will be listed in the Gallery during the exhibition and you will receive an A4 signed Giclée print, 'The Brave, 2009' edition of 200 to thank you for your contribution in exchange for your toys.
When your toy/toys are made, please let us know and we can arrange to collect them or for them to be dropped off at Chapter Box Office. Please address all packaging to: Lauren Jury, Visual Arts Assistant, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE.
If you would like any further information please do get in contact, my number is 029 2132 8082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks and we look forward to seeing your submissions!
thats a cool idea i hope its gonna work out
unfortunately i dont have any handmade toy aside from my giant octopus plush and hes not fully finished.
hes a big boy he would probably take to much place lol also im thinking your gonna have a lot of plush since they are easy to make
remind me of that parot i made out of recycled plastic and fabric a long time ago for an exibition on recycling
i always regretted not being aloud to bring it back home i really loved it i feel like making another one now
The sock sheep have just been accepted for this installation :0) [URL=http://s688.photobucket.com/albums/vv245/EssexDebs/crafty/?action=view¤t=020908034.jpg][IMG]http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv245/EssexDebs/crafty/th_020908034.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Sounds superb! I'll think out something today!
Hey count me in too!!
i need to think of something tho.
Count me in, I'll make something for it. How do we apply? Just mail it in?
I just sent Lauren an email with a photo and she accepted the sheep.Contacting her directly is the best option
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