A mural created for the Art House in Wakefield during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Van Gogh painted sunflowers in pursuit of an artistic community and gifted the paintings to friends as a token of his gratitude (how nice is that?)
Learning from the best, we wanted to create a message which illustrated our gratitude for the community in Wakefield and to remind everyone that we're together, always.
This mural is going to sit amongst 500 sunflowers that have been planted around The Art House in hope that it brings a sense of hope and unity to anyone passing by.
Mabgate Annual was a community arts festival that took place on Saturday 21st September 2019. This event was created in collaboration with Leeds City Council and East Street Arts and it's purpose was to celebrate the rich diverse and creative community in Mabgate. I was project assistant to Emma Hardaker and my role was to creatively transform the green space into an interactive event that would allow the artists and local businesses of Mabgate interact with the local residents.
ALL SAINTS YARD
Wakefield, Summer 2019
All Saints Yard was a community led event space and destination spot created in the centre of Wakefield for 2 events in August and September 2019.
This space was created in partnership with The Art House and The Ridings Shopping Centre and I lead on the coordinating, design, build and installation.
My brief was to transform an unused cul-de-sac on Almhouse Lane into a useable trendy space that the local community could enjoy and eventually would house independent artists and small businesses in Wakefield.
My objectives included brightening the space with colour, murals and signage as well as building furniture, planters and activities for the two events that were programmed there during the summer.
The units surrounding the space are now in the process of being converted into studios and a programme of events are in conversation for summer 2020.