07 Sep In:Site 2019 – Day 3
The final day of In:Site festival was full of making and interesting conversations. Today Mary-Joyce collaborated with the public to create an expressive, colourful mask and Niamh was busy demonstrating how to make unique jesmonite brooches. Ryan built different functional, or sculptural, site-specific furniture using upcycled materials and Lottie invited the public to create tactile materials, encouraging conversations about the connection between dementia and sensory objects.
Mary-Joyce graduated in Textile Art/Design from the University of Creative Arts. Inspired by traditional masks of Botswana and the colours of the Cathedral’s stained glass windows, Mary-Joyce invited the public to work with her to create new additions for a communal mask. She encouraged the public to be expressive and imaginative in their choice of materials, colours and shapes. Mary-Joyce demonstrated various wrapping and finger crochet techniques then prompted individuals to have their photo taken with the ever-growing sculptural mask!
Find Mary-Joyce on Instagram: @maryjoycedesigns
Niamh is a jeweller who graduated from the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester. She creates bold jewellery pieces using jesmonite. Using this material Niamh invited the public to create their own colourful, terrazzo style brooches from start to finish. With a multitude of colours and shapes to choose from the public were able to express their individual style and create a unique jewellery item just for them.
Niamh’s jewellery can be found on her Instagram: @niamhduddy_jewellery
Ryan Daniel Dilkes
Ryan graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 3D Design, Furniture Design. At In:Site Ryan demonstrated how to use his specially designed RE:STRUCT set that enables unused materials to become bespoke furniture or sculptures. He challenged himself to create site specific functional objects that could be used by passersby in the Square. Ryan also invited the public to make their own decisions with the materials on offer and with his help created quirky sculptures!
Find out more about Ryan’s RE:STRUCT set and other designs on Instagram: @ryandanieldesign
Lottie graduated from Chelsea College of Arts in Textile Design. Her activity at In:Site was inspired by her own project; Marg’s Place, which explores the connections of dementia, memory and tactile, sensory surfaces.
For In:Site Lottie invited the public to contribute and experience a tactile multi-purpose blanket and other sensory objects using embroidery techniques and polymer clay. Lottie’s work inspired thoughtful conversations about dementia, introducing younger members of the public to the subject as well as encouraging new approaches to tactile and sensory objects.
Follow Lottie on Instagram to find out more about her practice and the project Marg’s Place: @lottieperc_textiles