Thursday, 23 June 2011

Workshop dates and a Change in the fleece washing dates!

New Workshop dates;

“A Thousand Sheep” workshops;

9 July; Adult workshop; Natural Plant dyeing

10am to 4pm. Cost £55 Inc material

Student discount £45(limited spaces)

5 August; Children make paper with plants;10 to 3pm.£20

6 August; Adult make paper with plants; 10 to 4pm. £50

9 August; Children make a temporary sculpture in nature (Explore space, time and nature and get creative)

10am to 3pm cost of each day £20

(Ask for siblings discounts) Book at the farm; 01722 330 667


I am also unfortunatly due to move out of my West Dean Studio next week. If anyone knows of an artist studio for rent, please pass on my details or call me ASAP.


The following fleece washing dates have been cancelled as I will be exhibiting in London next week at the Parallax AF show, in the Royal Opera Gallery. Do feel free to visit the show if you are in London. If you are not in London, then you should go; the show will be presenting the work of many artists from uk and all over the world.(view my event blog for more details)
23rd June
24th June
28th June
I need to focus on finishing the work for London and also wanted to take a time out to think about the project and the farm in a new way.

I attended a talk on Constable exhibition responses by 2 contemporary artists yesterday evening, at the Salisbury Arts Centre; the comments on the work of the two artists as well as on Constable's work made me realise that I needed to see the farm and the materials I am using from a different point of view.

In the meantime, if you have any spare time to go and cut some of the palets next to the shed to prepare for fire wood, this would be great help. Please report at the farm before you go to the shed.

Look forward to see you back there on the 4th of July.
I will also publish more july dates very soon so keep watching.

Monday, 13 June 2011

New Dates for Fleece Washing and sorting!


Come and join in the project;
It is now time to really get stuck in and get on with the work; I have been given quite a lot of fleece over the past two weeks and am planning a serie of fleece sorting and washing days.

If you wish to help. please contact me so I can organise a rota.
You can come for as long as you can spare during the day.
Dates are as follow;

June Dates;
Thursday 16th June
from 9.00 to 3.00

Monday 20th June from 12.30 to 3.00
Tuesday 21st June
from 9.00 to 4.00

Thursday 23rd June from 9.00 to 3.00

Friday 24th June from 9.00 to 3.00
Tuesday 28th June from 9.00 to 3.00

July dates;

Monday 4th July 9.00 to 3.00
Tuesday 5th July 9.00 to 2.00
Monday 11th July 9.00 to 3.00
Tuesday 12th July 9.00 to 3.00



Please keep an eye on this blog before you come in case of changes . I will be publishing more dates for dyeing and shaping the sculpture so watch out. Alternatively, you can also offer to do some fleece washing at home if I show you the method, this should be a good way to get more done.
We might cancel the day in case of bad weather.
Bring wellies, picnic, water, sun hats and suncream when you come along!

Hot drink and biscuits breaks!
Look forward to a great time with you in the field!


Don't forget to come and see the new range of postcards and prints for sale at the Farm Shop!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Open Farm Sunday, 12th of June, River Bourne Community Farm!



Here it is! Time for the biggest day of the year for the farm and we all have been working flat out to get everything ready!

I will have a drop in workshop, prints and postcards for sale, a planner for workshops and hands on days, and more infromation and updates on the progres.
If you wish to volunteer to take part in the project, This is the time now!

Help is now coming my way and I am feeling a lot more positive about the project;
From doing my Free Cycle request for me to assisting during workshops and prep, people are starting to show interest.

I will publish a planner of hands on days on this blog from next week onwards so we can start getting some proper work done.
Watch this space for new dates to come and wash some fleece, plant madder and dye with madder, and a lot more workshops to brush up your skills or entertain your kids for the summer.

Don't forget to post your comments here or on facebook, email, text...

Look forward to to see you all on Sunday.

Soon on the blog: discover our new range of home made Tee-Shirts; each volunteer will get to make their own!