Home to Roost

It was a difficult mission but we succeeded in the end. Thanks to all of the help we received in June at Picnic In The Park. With all your help we were able to locate all the missing birds and their messages.

The birds have finally been rounded up thanks to the staff at Charnwood Museum for their help in catching them.

Their messages have been successfully delivered and now the birds are ready to retire to their natural habitat in Charnwood Museums Café, with special bird houses built by Matt Tacey from The Green Woodpecker.

The birds featured here have been made by members of Charnwood Arts Big Knitting Group, Lisa Pidgeon of Little Bird School of Stitchcraft, members of the public, members of the Changes group in Shepshed and Super Crochet Girl. Included are also some birds that never made it to Picnic in the Park, they got lost on their way but have made it home to roost now.

http://www.charnwoodarts.com/news/2014/09/home_to_roost

http://thesecateur.com/2014/05/30/mat-tacey-the-green-woodpecker/

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more images to come soon . . . or you could pop along to Charnwood Museum Cafe and see the lovely little birds all home to roost.

The Writings on the Wall

The textile pieces created by RawArt participants for my MA research has now gone on to be exhibited as part of the NHS annual art show at Embrace Arts in Leicester.

The exhibition opened this very evening and continues for two weeks on the balcony gallery.

http://dluxe-magazine.co.uk/the-writings-on-the-wall-art-exhibition-promoting-positive-images-of-mental-health-sept-30th-oct-12th/

http://www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/embracearts

http://www.charnwoodarts.com/news/2014/09/the_writings_on_the_wall

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We Are All Everday Superheroes

We Are All Everyday Superheroes was the working title of my MA work completed this September. It was a collaboration with Charnwood Arts RawArt creative group for adults with mental health problems. The aim of the work was to explore whether the fibre arts is an effective mode for politicised activism. The work with the Charnwood Arts RawArt group specifically explored textile crafts potential in aiding and improving mental health wellbeing.

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For those of you who made it to the exhibition and picked up a pamphlet of mine instructions on how to use it will be posted in the next few days – I hope you enjoy reading it in the meantime.

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Back in Action!

Hi all,

Thank you for your patience, as you will see this is my first post in a few months. I took some time away in order to complete the final stages of the MA Art in the Public Sphere at Loughborough University. Images of the exhibition will be posted in the coming days for all to see. I am glad to say that I graduated with a distinction and myself and Super Crochet Girl are now back in action!

As followers may be aware the little birdies which formed a crucial part of Super Crochet Girl’s first major detective case are now all safely rescued and have retired to new lodgings in Charnwood Museum’s cafe. Details will follow later.

One last thing . . . the work created by the RawArt group at Charnwood Arts as part of my MA work has gone on to be exhibited at Embrace in Leicestershire in the ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ exhibition. It is on display now so pop along and have a look.