Friday, 16 August 2013

Festival of Thrift

The Transporter Project will be part of the Festival of Thrift at Lingfield Point in Darlington on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September so we thought we would start by sending out some info about the festival. Transporter will be hosting a stand which will encompass several different ways for you to engage with the project......
  • a chill out zone where you can find out more about the Transporter project through access to our Flickr site, read through books and articles that have inspired the project, find out more about the artists and organisations we have worked with so far and what we have learnt....all in a comfy surrounding with free tea and biscuits!!
  • access to artists workshops where you can learn some traditional skills and how artists are utilising these skills in a contemporary way to create their artwork. SEE WORKSHOP DETAILS BELOW
  • take part in the creation of a large scale artwork by artists Sam Taylor and Suzanne Hutton

Workshops available -

Artist Iolanda Rocha will show you how to recycle jute yarn, fabric and plastic bags into different weaved forms using a straight forward, easy to learn technique based in traditional weaving.
Iolanda will show how she uses these traditional techniques in her contemporary arts practice. Workshop spaces are strictly limited so please make sure you book! 
Times 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm on Saturday only!
Location Studio meeting room 4

Engage your senses with textures and learn the simplicity of old techniques by learning the types of elegant sculptures that can be created with paper, with expert Yvette Hawkins.
But you better be in quick as spaces in this free workshop are limited.

Times:11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm on Sunday only!
Location: Room 4 Studios

For further details on our other workshops and to book visit -