Thursday, 18 September 2014

FLOATILLA: GREENWICH TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL 2014


Photographs from Floatilla: an art installation for the Greenwich Tall Ships Festival.
Maps and paper craft techniques were used to bring to life the nautical heritage of Greenwich in a display of floating ships within a theatrical scene of world travel and imaginary creatures from distant lands. The installation was exhibited to the public within a shop window display on Nelson Road neighbouring Greenwich market.
The art work was created by Cabinet of Curiosity C.I.C (Caroline Collinge and Edmond Salter), Eglinton Primary School and Greenacres Primary School. Within art workshops with pupils from the schools we introduced a range of  techniques including: collage, marbling and paper engineering. This resulted in participants creating their own individual characters that were collaged from geographical magazines (circa 1940) and aeronautical balloons made from maps which contributed to the overall art installation.
Our project was commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and supported through their Arts Community Fund.

Monday, 28 July 2014

STORYVILLE: OPEN BOOK WORKSHOPS

TRIM THE CAT: DONINGTON

BOTHAMLEYS WATCHMAKERS: KIRTON

JEAN INGELOW POET: BOSTON

We have just been delivering origami and paper craft workshops in Boston, Kirton and Donington Libraries. We will be creating an architectural installation in each library that will explore the cultural heritage and hidden stories of each site. The final installation will be exhibited in September in each library.
More details can be found here:
http://www.transportedart.com/open-book
http://www.pinterest.com/cabinetscurios/transported-open-book-storyville/

Friday, 4 July 2014

RIVERS OF THE WORLD WORKSHOPS 2014





We've just completed a series of workshops for the Thames Festival Trust Rivers of the World project that takes place across London schools with pupils aged 12-14 years. The artwork made by the pupils within the workshops are photographed then transformed into a series of illustrations that are printed onto banners to be displayed along the Thames River in London.
Here is a small selection of some of the individual work created by the school pupils that features a range of paper craft techniques and skills.

Friday, 6 June 2014

TODDLERS ROOM DESIGN FOR DYBWIKDANS NORWEGIAN TOUR








Photographs showing the costume and prop designs using silk materials, origami, sequins and latex balloons for a Dybwikdans dance installation for babies with dancer Marie Ronold Mathisen. 
Photographic credit: Dybwikdans 2014.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

DESIGNS FOR A DANCE PIECE FOR BABIES




Just completed a project designing and making for a dance installation piece aimed at babies and their parents with the Norwegian dance company dybwikdans that will be touring Norway Autumn 2014. There will be more pictures to follow of the final production to include designing an origami costume/structure  based upon a waterbomb fold. Above are some of the designs for a fantasy bird hand puppet and star gloves that form part of the set design and costume within the piece. These designs were made by Robert Allsopp and Associates.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

OUTLINE OF SILENCE VIDEO




Just finished editing together some handheld documentary footage of  "Outline of Silence" performed at Spitalfields Market December 2013 with choreographer Siri Dybwik and performer Marie Ronold Mathisen.
The lighting at the site forms a theatrical backdrop to the piece and adds an extra dimension to the  movement and rhythm of the choreography.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

SHADOW PUPPETS

































 



















































We've been developing a range of paper toys that use some of our signature designs and techniques. Our first product is a shadow puppet kit: Mise-en-scène: Pleasure Garden
that is the first in a series of kits that will feature different scenes.

This item is currently for sale at our etsy site with more items to follow shortly.

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