‘Community Routes’ Collage Project
So fortunately, just before another lockdown has come for us all, we had an opportunity to ‘walk the walks’ with members of the community involved in our ‘Community Routes’ project. Small groups of us went out together and shared more stories about the specific areas, I love this element of projects and walking the routes brings it all to life !
Normally on projects I would do lots of face to face workshops to gather everyones ideas, but this has proved difficult because of restrictions going on. As part of my STEAMhouse membership, I’d got involved in a fantastic kit project exploring biomaterials through Materium, designed by Zoe Powell and Sarah King. The learning I’ve done through my involvement in STEAMhouse Materials club is another blog post all together and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you at a later date ! From this experience, the idea of developing a kit for this project seemed like a good way to go in these times. It will allow people to get creative and contribute their ideas towards the final art works, even if we can’t meet face to face. I’ll be able to use these ideas as inspiration to create the art works for the Community Routes exhibition at Roundhouse in the Spring of 2021. For our kit, I’ve decided to go for collage as a medium as it’s so accessible in terms of both cost of materials and the results you can get in a short space of time. I’ve created a collaged instruction booklet to accompany the kit and it celebrates both the history of collage and contemporary artists who use this medium today. I can’t wait to see what comes back ! I’ve uploaded it digitally for you to see and if you like, you could gather your own materials and get involved too ! Here’s the Community Routes Collage Booklet I really hope you enjoy making your collage, there are lots of great links for you to explore !