04 Sep In:Site 2018 – Day 2
During the second day of In:Site the artists were encouraging passersby to look a little more closely at their surroundings, the architecture and inside the Cathedral itself. Jaguar Land Rover’s clay modellers joined us again, find out about their time at In:Site via this blog post.
Emily graduated from Loughborough University in Fine Art. Emily’s aim at In:Site was to encourage passersby to take some time out of their day to notice more of their surroundings. She asked people to draw elements of the Square that interested them onto acetate sheets. These were then used to create cyanotypes (or sun prints), and although the sun wasn’t shining much the prints were a success!
Emily then used the pieces to create a textile collaged image of the Cathedral. One of our volunteers Charlotte helped to finish of the sewing when time was getting tight. The piece was hung in the trees for passersby to view.
Find out more about Emily’s work on her Instagram page.
Sophie is a ceramicist and studied Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University. Sophie took inspiration from the ceremonial objects and utensils used within the cathedral. She invited the public to have a go at sculpting with clay, introducing people to traditional techniques such as pinching and coiling.
Lots of people got creative with their clay sculptures and the finished pieces were displayed in the Cathedral.
Find out about Sophie’s ceramics on her Instagram page.
Melissa graduated from Swansea College of Art, University of Wales in Surface Pattern Design. She is interested in showing her own visual language and encouraging others to experiment with materials and find their visual language. At In:Site she was studying the buildings in and around Cathedral Square and created a multi-layered piece using screen printing, textiles, glass, polaroid photographs and stitch.
To see more of Melissa’s work visit her Instagram page.