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17/07/2012 PRESS RELEASE
6-10th August 2012, 12-4pm
Birmingham Cathedral Churchyard,
Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2QB
Young artists transform the city.
This August, Birmingham Cathedral grounds will be transformed by young artists who will fabricate creative surprises in familiar surroundings.
From 6th- 10th August the Craftspace Collective will bring 15 new arts graduates to the City Centre to produce original temporary new artworks for In:Site, a graduate festival of creativity.
Supported by the Cathedral and Colmore Business District the event builds on last year’s new graduate intervention day to extend to the whole week. Last year saw new artists making subtle changes to trees and even using the trees to make drawings. This year a new and much larger group picked by the Craftspace Collective from the best of the exhibitors at this year’s New Designers show will transform the space.
“We are all so excited about this year’s event. Alongside local graduates from BCU we will be drawing talented makers from as far afield as Aberdeen and Brighton. Skills on show will include lace making, paper folding and embroidery but these often traditional techniques will be used in contemporary and unexpected ways.” Stuart Shotton
This year local businesses are being asked to get involved. They can sponsor an intervention, give a prize or even arrange extend the artwork into their own workspace. Craftspace’s business partnership has recently won two major national awards. Members of the business community are invited to join us at a special event from 1.30-3pm on Friday 10th August. Contact Linda Strain to find out more at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I would love to be part of bringing creativity and design to the people of Birmingham to help capture their imagination and share with them this wonderful traditional technique and the value of keeping it alive.” Amber Wakley, Graduate Artist.
More information is available at www.craftspace.co.uk/craftspacecollective or you can search “craftspace collective” on facebook and join the group.
Please contact for further information or images:
Lisa Falaschi, Marketing, 0121 608 6444 (Mondays and Tuesdays), email@example.com
Mary Rahman, MRPR firstname.lastname@example.org, 0207 749 1136
NOTES TO EDITOR:
Craftspace is a crafts development agency working to increase opportunities for makers and to develop and promote contemporary crafts through touring exhibitions, education projects, action research partnerships and consultancy. Craftspace is revenue funded by Arts Council England West Midlands.
· Young people aged 16-25.
· Anyone who is interested in craft, design or making can come along or join our facebook group. You don’t need to have studied art and we particularly welcome people who are currently not in education or employment.
· Craftspace Collective welcomes everyone from any background. If you have particular access requirements please let us know in advance.
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