This July I will be organising some artwork and events at FRINGE:Leeds – takes place at Temple Works on 15th July til the 17th!
There’s already 200 VIPs confirmed for the opening night and the space is absolutely massive, so I’m quite excited. Artists from around Leeds will be showing a variety of work such as projections, etchings, painting, textiles etc, and engaging festival goers in workshops. Hopefully I will be setting up a bizzare ‘Pet Shop’ which will double up as a workshop where visitors can upcycle unwanted fabrics into new plush pets. I will be selling some of my textile animals along side this.
I am also helping out with some of the decor, and there are plans afoot for some kind of massive hanging installation of coloured pyramids.
For any one who is unfamiliar with Temple Works, it’s a massive massive building in Holbeck – here’s some info wot I gone an pasted offuv wikipedia: (note: The official Temple Works website has also done this. Horrah for ctrl+c)
“Temple Works is a former flax mill in Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was designed by Joseph Bonomi the Younger and built by John Marshall between 1836 and 1840.
Temple Works, also known as Temple Mill, was based on the Temple of Edfu at Horus in Egypt with a chimney designed in the style of an obelisk. Marshall’s inspiration for the design of Temple Works was his interest in Egyptology. When it was built it was said that Temple Works was the biggest single room in the world.
One extremely unusual feature of the Temple Works building is the fact that sheep used to graze on the grass-covered roof. This served the purpose of retaining humidity in the flax mill in order to prevent the linen thread from becoming dried out and unmanageable.”
For updates on the festival follow the organisers on Twitter