Shipley Art Gallery & NECA (North East Council on Addictions)
Shipley Art Gallery’s Assistant Outreach Officer Suzanne Prak approached me in June 2011 to carry out a project with NECA. The initial brief was to work with a group from NECA and produce some artwork that was inspired by their surroundings. To produce both photographic, 2D artwork and digital pieces was also discussed at an early stage. As my current creative practice is about digital transference, and the wearable art item (please see Powder Butterfly for further details) I was keen to explore this within the context of the participatory element of this project.
Below are some initial images of the work that has been produced by participants so far. In some cases this has been some what collaborative as the work inspired me to refine elements for the various digital transference processes. So far I have applied the artwork to a number of jewellery and fashion items. Diversity of process is the key to the final artworks. The final pieces will be displayed at the Shipley Art Gallery in the coming months. More images are to follow of the final products.
This has been a great project to be part of and some really surprising results have occurred. I am really looking forward to seeing all of the final pieces displayed together.