Bringing the Personal Touch to Cyanotype

Residents of Ashill loved artist Vicki Johnson's penultimate Cyanotype printing workshop yesterday, with many return visitors bringing their own photographs to incorporate into the artwork. 

Over the past few weeks villagers have been encouraged to share their own photos and memories of life in Ashill, as they have been sifting through images from the Village Archive.  Vicki was able to turn some of these photos into negatives which could then be incorporated to create personal prints that reflect individual experiences. Some shared pictures from village fetes gone by, others included themselves or their pets, including some real characters! 

With Vicki's final Cyanotype workshop on Wednesday 18th October, 11am - 4pm. all of the artworks created by residents will then be exhibited at the Community Centre on Saturday 21st October between 12 - 4pm.

Villagers are encouraged to come along and admire the creations, exploring Ashill past and present through this unique art form. All events are FREE to attend, so come along! 

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Sarah's Sewing Workshop Produces Spin Off

Necton's latest sewing workshop proved a hit with residents, who have enjoyed these relaxed sewing craft sessions so much that they have decided to continue their Friday morning meet up, after the residency has finished. 

The ladies in attendance have enjoyed sharing both their forgotten and newly learnt skills, under the guidance of specialist print and textile artist Sarah Harley - who holds her final mono print workshop tomorrow (Saturday 7th October, 10am - 12pm). The participants used recycled fabrics and felt to create their first festive decorations of the season, using Sarah's vintage sewing machine. All of the works created over the 4 different workshops will be exhibited at Necton Community Centre on Saturday 28th October (10am -12pm) where Sarah will also be sharing the first glimpse of her new comic, which documents her experiences of Necton and the locals that she has met throughout her residency.  

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Fantastic turnout in Ashill for Second Cyanotype workshop

Word has spread among the residents of Ashill, with fantastic numbers showing their support for new local activities with a great turn out for Vicki Johnson's second Cyanotype workshop yesterday, as part of our Silver Social artist residency at Ashill Community Centre. 

This week's workshop placed emphasis on 3D textures, incorporating objects from the local landscape (which Vicki had collected earlier that morning) into the prints. Some return visitors brought along their own personal photographs, sharing moments of times gone by and reflecting on the change of landscape and re purposing of old buildings within the village. Vicki took photographs of these to turn into negatives and will bring them along to the next workshop (Monday 9th October, 12pm - 4pm) for further experimentation. 

Don't miss your chance to experiment with these beautiful prints and see them exhibited in the Community Centre on Saturday 21st October. Full details of workshops on our Upcoming Events.