Make Yarmouth

We’re launching a very exciting new art & design project this June. The ‘Make Yarmouth’ project explores exciting practical arts skills – from fashion to furniture design – with inspiring international artists in a workshop space in central Great Yarmouth.

The mini-projects are delivered over 4 Saturdays and 2 Tuesday evenings every month until October 2018. They are free to attend and open to young people aged 13-19 years old. Plus, the young people attending could work towards an Arts Award qualification!

June – Fashion & Wearable Technology with Alex Murray-Leslie:

In the first mini-project from 2nd to 23rd June, we’ll be working with Alex Murray-Leslie, an inspiring mixed-media artist and wearable tech expert. Alex will talk about her work as an artist and musician making musical instruments for the feet that are used in synchronised swimming, ballet and aerial dance and her time in the art band ‘Chicks on Speed’.

In the first session of this mini-project, Alex will introduce the topic ‘Performing Extremes’ and will create quick experiments combining hats, gloves and shoes with different technologies.

In the following weeks the young people will design and make their own works. They will be supported by local artists/makers/educators in a practical workshop space to make a unique item of wearable performance design. If doesn’t matter if you don’t know what that means, we will explore the new ideas together!

In July, we’ll be doing furniture design with Martino Gamper, architecture in August with Hana Loftus of HAT Projects, product design in September with Will Shannon, and finally graphic design & communication in October with Maki Suzuki of Abake.

Find out more:

If you’d like to find out more or book a place for a young person, email: tricia.hall@norfolk.gov.uk or call 01493 743946.

The project is delivered in partnership with Creative Collisions and originalprojects;, and is supported with funding from Neaco.

About Creative Collisions

Creative Collisions is an imaginative Youth Arts Network for Great Yarmouth where likeminded young people can share ideas, produce events and exhibitions and communicate opportunities in the arts. It is supported by Time & Tide Museum and local high schools and colleges

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