The blog has been asleep for a while as Winter kept me busy with fundraising and event planning; We are currently trying to expand the participation in the project with new school projects for the Autumn, adult and youth workshops and even an Arts Awards Scheme coming up for the summer.
The installation is building up as well, as we are preparing for a full season of fleece washing and outdoor dyeing days.
All specific dates for each event will be published soon so watch out!
In the meantime, I wanted to post a few of the winter events that have been running in the quiet and cold.
I left the shed and field for the cold winter and the lambing season and set up a studio space in the long barn, in the farm yard. This move has made me a part of the daily life of the farm yard and has brought many visitors to the project, wether I was in or out, people could see the displayed results of my experiments as they unfolded.
A february Half term workshop has revived the project at in the field for a moment; just on time to add a few wishes to the tree and revisit the shed before the first lambs were born.
I have been running an open spinning workshop on wednesdays, since December, inviting members of the public to come and learn to spin, card, drink tea and have a good chat, exchange ideas, news, tips...The group has been spinning all winter for a thousand sheep. we are still going strong and are adding up yarn length for the project.
I brought MotivArt group at the farm; a group of adults artists with learning disabilities, to share my project and share the farm life with them.
I have also had many other visitors who are closely watching the project in view of further collaboration;
Adrian Green, Director of Salsibury and Wiltshire Museum, Benoit Sicat, artist and performer from 1 rue de Plaisance, art project in France, The group of young carers with the Salsibury International Arts Festival project and of course many schools visiting the farm.
I look forward to seeing you all at thw Farm open day and will be posting new dates for adult workshops coming soon in June.