Curious about Craft
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We are planning a week of activities with this exciting international artist as a finale to the tour. Travis is an ‘action weaver’ from San Francisco, currently based in Berlin, Germany. He will be bringin his loom to the streets of Birmingham.
Travis Meinolf comes to Birmingham to weave a collective Birmingham blanket from 28th to 31st March.
Mon 28th March: 11-4pm, Fox & Goose Pub Car Park, Washwood Heath Road, Hodge Hill, B8 2NB
Tues 29th March: 12-5pm outside law building, Chancellor's Court, University of B'ham, Edgbaston Campus, B15 2TT
Weds 30th March: 1-6pm, Car park outside St. Thomas Children’s Centre, Bell Barn Road, Attwood Green, B15 2AF
Thurs 31st March: 2-7pm , Car park outside Calthorpe Park Play Centre, 257 Edward Rd, Balsall Heath, B12 9LF
Mr Smith guerrilla textiles (ongoing)
Visitors to the unit have the opportunity to nominate an area of Birmingham in need of her attentions.
Mrs Smith's message for the people of Birmingham:
“I am sure we all know of dreary spots in our neighbourhoods . I’d be very pleased to hear if you have any particular suggestions of woeful public spaces or unloved and forgotten public artworks worthy of my attentions. I’m hoping to put Birmingham on next year’s travel ...plan, so keep your eyes peeled”
A ballot box is now on our Curious About Craft touring unit.
Look at the diary for dates and venues of next events.
A mobile exhibition travelling to 40 wards in Birmingham from Sept 2010 to March 2011, giving local people the opportunity to see and take part in craft with a difference.
Curious about Craft explores craftivism – the contemporary approach which uses craft to encourage connections between people and to express the issues they care about. Making by hand offers alternatives to mass-produced goods, as one-off and personal. It’s a way of generating communities, thinking differently and enjoying a slower more sustainable life.
We’ll be showing artworks that use craft for social actions, play with new ways of making and unusual materials and we’ll sometimes turn up in surprising places. There will be opportunities to participate in everything from street art , DIY bags and creative mending to guerrilla gardening.
This is a chance for people to use their hands, share skills, make time to think and have fun.
It will also have information and resources about ways in which people can carry on making, including courses and activities in Birmingham.
Curious about Craft is part of Birmingham City Council’s Arts on the Move initiative using motorised Arts vehicles to bring participatory arts activities to the residents of every ward throughout the city. These projects support cultural provision in the constituencies as part of the ‘Culture on your doorstep’ element of the Cultural Strategy.
Developing people, ideas and opportunities through contemporary craft.