In:Site 2018 – Day 3

The sun was out for Day 3 of In:Site festival. There was an exciting mix of materials and processes at In:Site today, including pewter casting, stitch and recycled plastics and beach debris. It was the last day Jaguar Land Rover’s clay modellers were at In:Site festival, find out more about them here.

Ryan Ashcroft

Ryan graduated from University of Wolverhampton in Applied Arts. He primarily works with glass but was using metal at In:Site today. Inspired by Birmingham’s industrial heritage Ryan was casting forms from pewter and created a small installation piece reflecting the rapid growth of industry in Birmingham.

As pewter has a low melting point it is fairly easy to heat and cast. Many passersby were intrigued by the process, many not having seen it before. Ryan was happy for people to have a go at casting a pewter form with even Stephen from the Cathedral joining in and casting something! The pieces were installed in a display case inside the Cathedral.

Find out more about Ryan on his Instagram page.

Molly Taylor

Molly studied Textiles Design at Falmouth University. She specialises in mixed media with in an interest in tactile and interactive textiles. Molly’s work is about exploring materials, surface and texture and at In:Site she created an installation piece that visually integrated elements of the buildings in the Square.

See more about Molly’s practice on her website.

Nina Brabbins

Nina studied Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors and Textile Art at the Royal School of Needlework. She has a keen interest in raising awareness about environmental issues, in particular plastic use and waste. Nina created large hand embroidered sculptures using beach debris such as fishing nets and ropes. She invited the public to add to her installation by creating their own hanging art works using plastic waste collected from the city and beaches.

To find out more about Nina’s practice visit her Instagram page.

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