The craft sessions have been a real success! Everyone who has come seemed to have enjoyed themselves making the square patches in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
It is so interesting talking to people you've met for the first time and exchanging and sharing ideas about what to put on the square fabrics. Some lovely pieces have been created!
sample pieces of the square patches - so colourful!
Craft Community opened last night at the Praxis Space. The patchwork rug looks beautiful against the white wall (some said it looked better on the grass and some said it looked better on the wall!) and watching the video really brought back memories of the Craft Tea Party we had in March.
People were busing themselves making the little square patches. The craft sessions are getting booked up too so hopefully we will have a nice collection of these square patches by the end of the exhibition.
Etiquette II opened at the Substation on 3rd August. This year's theme title was 'Getting Down and Dirty' - about things that should get discussed but doesn't. Taking inspiration from notions around menstruation, POPIN proposed to create an art installation using sanitary pads and tampons. A handful of workshops will be organized by POPIN to accompany the exhibition where the participants can create their own art pieces using sanitary pads and tampons. The finished pieces can be added to the existing art installation.
the beautiful art installation created by POPIN - it is all made out of sanitary pads and tampons!
close up of the installation
participants taking part in the workshop - see all the sanitary pads on the table!
On 28th July 2011, POPIN went to O'Joy Care Services to held felt bookmark workshop as a part of NAC networking session. The session was a really good gathering event that provide artists and community the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and be in the loop of what's happening around art-for-community. POPIN would really like to thank NAC for giving us the opportunity to held this workshop! Everyone had a lot of fun and really enjoy themselves until they neglect having dinner! Check out all these happy faces :D
BELIEVE IN THE HANDMADE
LONG LIVE CRAFT!