07 Sep In:Site 2016 – Day 3 – Wednesday 7th September
Another great day at In:Site with artists working with embroidery, tarnishing metals and smelting aluminium!
Today featured artists Evangeline Wharf, BA Design Crafts graduate from De Montfort University, Richard Maloney BA 3D Design and Craft at University of Brighton and Laura Marriott, BA Textiles Design graduate from Birmingham City University.
Inspired by imagery of the Cathedral, Evangeline used a wide range of eco-friendly chemicals and techniques to etch designs onto metal. Prior to her day at In:Site Evangeline printed her designs onto stickers then during In:Site she put these stickers on her pieces of metal as stencils.
Evangeline invited passers by to join her in the process and also to step in a copper sulphate solution then onto metal and share their shoe print!
Richard brought along his handmade portable smelting workshop to In:Site!
Together with assistant David, Richard used his machine to make aluminium casts from clay moulds. The public was invited to join in and create their own moulds inspired by their surroundings which would then be cast and displayed in the Square.
Laura designed a digitally embroidered textiles piece that was inspired by Birmingham architecture. She invited the public to help stitch all the individual components together to create a larger textile work. Different shapes taken from the Library of Birmingham and the Selfridges building can be seen in the finished piece.