Creative Exchange workshop 18th August, Highgreen

This workshop explores craft, culture and the environment.  As part of theTRANSPORTER project, artists and curators Suzanne Hutton and Sam Taylor wil be facilitating a skill-sharing and making workshop on Saturday 18th August, 10 am – 4 pm which explores how contemporary art can be developed from traditional skills and craft and through the reusing of waste or discarded materials, looking at the theme of sustainability.  The workshop is held in association with VARC and with thanks also to Highgreen Estate for the venue.

Sam and Suzanne will talk about TRANSPORTER project, highlighting research gathered so far on crafts and heritage from the UK, China, Guyana, Kenya and Pery and showcase some of their artwork.  The rest of the day will allow participants to share their own skills and develop new work in the peaceful surroundings of Highgreen.  We encourage you to bring something to the sesson so that we can learn from you too!  This could be an idea or a material you are currently working with or a piece of work to show others.  The aim of the session is to develop your own creative practice by working with new matierlas or pushing your current ideas about craft and art.

Note: Some materials will be provided such as clay, weaving materials and scrap.  Refreshments will be provided but please bring lunch.  Car share is available from Newcastle/Gateshead – please just ask!

FREE but booking essential.  TO BOOK : emai or call Suzanne on 07900 147628 or call Janet (VARC) on 01434 240822.

TRANSPORTER is a multi-cultural creative project and involves the transferring of creative skills and crafts across cultures.  It aims to highlight the idea of sustainable arts practice, looking at people’s relationship to their environment, cultural heritage and the value of traditional craft and skills.  TRANSPORTER has its own blog and flickr websites which document the skills, crafts and heritage discovered by the project so far: