In:Site 2013 – Day 2

Another day of In:Site 2013 is now complete and some amazing work was produced by graduate artists Claire Duerden and Megan Freeman. Our artist-in-residence,Harriett Riddell, continued to create the pedal powered portraits and you can come along to take part every day this week in Cathedral Square, Birmingham.

Girl and man hold up the sewn fabric with many different people riding a bicycle.

Claire Duerden’s pieces communicate ideas and creativity through a visual language. She uses fine stainless steel wire which enables the spontaneity to create delicate and curvaceous cages. This framework holds the secondary element of her work where focus has been on developing a material that is a hybrid wax creating miniature nest vessels which are all unique and lovingly handmade.

Claire created a series of the nests at In:Site and they were installed in the Cathedral’s stairwell at the end of the day. you can see them on display there until Monday 16th September.

The woman is heating the wire.

Meanwhile, Megs Freeman continued with her Curious Commuter Club project and extended it to the benches surrounding the Cathedral in Birmingham for In:Site 2013. She invited passersby to have their hands molded and cast in wax. She then created an arm and sleeve and attached these as arm rests to the benches and we looked on as members of the public interacted with the hands.

Megs is an nterior designer fascinated by human behaviour and the role of the built environment in enriching community wellbeing. A ‘maker’, people watcher, dreamer, traveller, creative problem solver. She uses her work to unite people through public art and design.

IN:SITE 2013 IS IN CATHEDRAL SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM EVERY DAY  THIS WEEK BETWEEN 11AM – 6PM. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE TO TAKE PART. KEEP UP WITH WHAT’S GOING ON BY FOLLOWING CRAFTSPACE ON TWITTER AND USING THE HASHTAG #INSTE13
Lisa Falaschi
L.Falaschi@craftspace.co.uk