Crafting

Crafting Community (crafting-community.uk)

In 2017 a new  group Crafting Community has been formed, to continue to develop folk arts and craft based activities in our local community. This continues on from the previous activities archived in this section which took place between 2015-2017 & which were instigated / project managed by AVA / local artist Scylla Magda, who has now initiated Crafting Community.

Kitchen-table-craft

June 2017 – Our first project: Crafting Community members working on creating a mosaic design for the plinth in Handsworth Park. Grasses and leaves found around the lake were used in the design idea, in order to create an artwork that looks natural and organic, enabling the plinth to blend in with it’s surroundings.
grass-mosaic-in-prog

Testing out the design  to see how it will look ..grouting next

July 2017: And here we are – all four sides completed!

Grass Mosaic by Crafting Community. Designed by local park artist Scylla Magda with additional contributing mosaic artists Sophie, Claudette, Juliet, Jane & Eleanor (+ grouting assistance by BB).

Commissioned by Handsworth Creative / HPAT as a part of  Handsworth Park Arts Trail 2017 – 2019.

A further 8 temporary artworks on the plinth over this period will be curated & project managed by Scylla Magda on behalf of  Perry Barr Arts Forum / HAPT.