A virtual art exhibition and a community art project

Three weeks ago, I wrote (here) about being busy making videos. One video was the introduction to the ‘Animals’ quilt on YouTube, mentioned in that post. Another was a video made with my friend, visual artist Angela Sandwith, about an art project called ‘Seacoasts’ which we have been working on for the last year.

The project was based on a walk along the coast at Seaham, a lovely town on the County Durham Coast, where Angela lives and has her studio.

Angela Sandwith in her studio

The pieces we have made were intended for exhibition in various locations, including at an Art Festival in Seaham at the end of May. Sadly – due to Covid-19 – exhibitions are currently impossible. It is hoped that there will be a ShoreSide Festival in Seaham in 2021. So for this year, we recorded a discussion about our project, which was included in a ShoreSide ‘virtual festival’ on Facebook that I thought might interest you.

See the video here.

The community art project also involves video. It is called ‘Rainbow’ village and is aimed at people living in East Durham, UK, supported by arts organisation East Durham Creates. The idea is to create a village in a cardboard box, using recycled packaging and paper, paints and glue. Thirty step-by-step videos have been created to send out over a period of six weeks. Again, I thought you might be interested to see the introductory video here

‘Rainbow Village’

The project starts on Monday 8 June for East Durham residents.

I’ll be making more videos in the future, I think… watch this space.

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