Cabin Fever Artist Residency Nicki Dennett A Reflection I think it was the first day of the residency, everything was ‘colourful’. It was a sunny day, for once, the outside of the cabin had been sprayed with a multitude of coloured phrases by Dan Webber, it was open and there were people mingling around the cabin collecting their ‘Derby Witness’ books. Sitting alone in the cabin I sometimes felt I was on show to the passer-by, people would read the words around the cabin and look through the windows just out of curiosity. Fortunately, days soon became filled with bookings for the workshops. All the participants who offered to create in the cabin and take part in my project stayed and made for at least two hours, often creating many pieces to choose from. A little display was soon up on the wall. As the lockdown eased cafes and bars opened up, creating a lively atmosphere around the cabin. It was exciting that so many people were happy sharing their story and creating artwork for my project. I am so grateful to all of you because without you there would be no project. so thankyou. I would also like to thank the designers and staff at Artcore for all the help and support in putting the work together. Below is also a link to the book I created, with the help of artcore, displaying participants art they made in and for the cabin along with their stories. Nicki Dennett Artist Book https://artcoregallery.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Nicola-Dennett-Artist-Book.pdf Some of my own lockdown experienceRead More
It's been a busy few weeks at the cabin.In-between running mini workshop sessions I have managed to find a little time for drawing the world outside o the cabin from inside the cabin. A few small tapestries have also materialised onto the board. The ebook is also underway with participants stories and I would like to thank all of you for your contributions.
The aim of the project is to share our positive lockdown stories but it has also been about utilising the space as a mini creative hub where the public can come and create, maybe use materials that are new to them. So far we have created small works using film, type, screen print, mono print, tapestry, collage and drawing. If anyone wants to visit, make and share their story please email me at email@example.com and I will get you booked in. You can also email or post your contribution if you prefer.
Project 'Cabin Fever' is well underway.This first week was spent collecting some interesting positive lockdown stories from some local artists. (you don't have to be an artist to take part in the project). They kindly created work for the project inspired by their stories. It feels great to be part of an actual person to person, tea drinking, creative community again. All of the work will be A6 or smaller, to fit on display in the cabin at the end of the residency. I can't wait to see what comes out of the next weeks. I am also looking forward to receiving some stories and art from way up in Orkney (along with some wool to weave with!) So, there is the option of posting work as long as they come with a story, just let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send info. Heres some images from last week. Thanks to Stevie Davies, Jenny Seals and Avalon Elizabeth Oakes.
Cabin Fever Small stories, Big News All set up for the Cabin Fever Artcore residency. It was lovely to meet the other artist in residence, Poet, Dan Webber, who has done a fantastic job of making the cabin very colourful with his poetic text sprayed all around the outside and spilling onto the pavement. Now I invite you to participate in my project which is part of the Artcore residency, Cabin Fever, in association with DCC. Please come along to the cabin and share your story. Create a small piece of artwork that is inspired by your own experience of the lockdowns. The artwork we make together will be small, in contrast to Dans big bold work, no bigger than A6 and can be text, type, collagraph, monoprint, screen print, tapestry, lino print, a short film telling your story, a drawing, a painting, or if you are an artist who has a specific medium and materials to make the work please do that. You can book for an hour workshop (which is free) where you will be able to learn a technique to make your piece of art. Artwork made by participants will be left at the cabin with the intention of publishing the work in a magazine/book/e-book alongside your story. When the book is published, time depending on funding, participants will get a free copy. If you are interested in taking part please email me at: email@example.com or call at The Cabin, The old Stand, Osnabruck Square, Derby between 12 and 4 Wednesday, Thursday or FridayRead More