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Great Western Park Didcot

Following on from the already established Public Art Projects that are being run at the Great Western Park, by Sculptor Michael Condron and Artist in Residence Rachel Barbaresi this is a project to make a felt hanging for the Great Western Park Community Centre, a new building which needs something to soften the echoing sound. The hanging will be designed to reflect the local sense of place and identity, the theme developed in the other artworks.

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'Stitch Wantage 2016'

Funded by the Vale and Downland Museum and Vale of the White Horse District Council this project will run in conjuction with the Museum's exhibition 'Stitches in Time' which runs from 1st June – 16th July 2016. The aim is to encourage the town's residents to stitch a series of the most iconic buildings. These will not only include the most picturesque older structures but the new buildings which are important to life in the town today.

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Ashbury Map Textile Hanging

This project has been funded by Vale of the White Horse District Council 'Percent for Art' scheme, whereby large scale development projects pay a percentage to fund Public Art. Ashbury are using this fund to create of a textile map stitched by as many members of the village as possible which will be hung in the village hall. It is expected that the map will be completed in the first quarter 2015 to coincide with the completion of the refurbishment of the hall.

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Uffington School - Iphone

This project was run over two half day workshops at Uffington Primary School. The children were studying Alice in Wonderland as their project for the winter term. Having looked at the hangings from my Alice in Wonderland exhibition and in particular the iphones, each child selected their favourite character to illustrate in some way as an 'app' on the phone screen.

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Vale and Downland Museum - Madhatter's Art Workshop

The Vale and Downland Museum hosted an art workshop for children aged 6-11 as part of the Wantage Betjeman Literary Festival 2012.

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Ladygrove Primary School - Big Draw

The Big Draw 2012 involved the whole school. Each day year groups worked on a variety of print projects, making trees, panels, tabards, peacocks and hangings. On Friday we held an exhibition in the school courtyard. Hopefully some of the pieces made may be useful for school drama productions in the future.

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Cornerstone - "One Snowy Night" Cushion Project

This project involved the reception class of Chalgrove Primary School and the Year 6 group at Hagbourne printing the covers for cushions for the children to sit on, at the performance of "One Snowy Night" by Nick Butterworth at Cornerstone, Didcot - December 2011. The Year 10 group at Didcot Girls School embroidered the tops and cut them out.

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Cowley Road Carnival

This project is run in conjunction with Windmill Primary School to make items for the 2011 Cowley Road Carnival. The theme is "Flower Power"

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Textiles for Viewing Rooms at Frenchay and Southmeads Hospitals

This project initiated by North Bristol NHS Trust is part of the re-design of the mortuaries at both the Frenchay and Southmead sites. These are now being reworked into much more sensitive, family-centred spaces to be renamed Viewing Rooms.

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The Largest Diffraction Pattern in the World

October 2008 saw the start of a new collaboration with Diamond Light and Evotec to create The Largest Diffraction Pattern in the World. This will be a 3m x 3m textile hanging depicting protein crystals discovered at Diamond. Eventually over 5000 people will participate in the project and the finished textile will be unveiled in 2010.

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The Big Draw - Mill Arts Centre Banbury

"The Big Draw" is a national campaign running during October. In 2008 it is in its ninth year. This year over 1000 venues, including: galleries, museums, science centres, heritage and environmental sites, libraries, archives, community and shopping centres, colleges, schools and art clubs are hosting drawing activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Events were held in Banbury to coincide with Year of Reading on Canal Day on 4th October and with the Multicultural Centre on 25th October. On these days families decorated textile panels each depicting the hats of characters from well known books. These were then joined to make the Big Story Blanket. view project »

Commission for HM The Queen

I was invited to make the gift presented to HM The Queen when she, together with HRH Prince Philip, opened the Diamond Light Source facility in October 2008.
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Artist in Residence - Diamond Light Ltd

Following on from the successful Designs for Life project (see below) I was one of three Artists in Residence at Diamond Light Source from October 2007 - 2008.
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Collaboration for the Chelsea Flower Show

Collaboration with sculptor Paula Groves for pieces of work for the Chelsea Flower Show. Taking the design from one of my chiffon scarves, pieces of mild and stainless steel have been cut and will be assembled into new forms.
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Designs for Life

Designs for Life

Lead designer for "Designs for Life" a large wall based art project for the Diamond Light Source project at the Harwell Chilton Science Campus near Didcot.
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