Category Archives: Year 9

Year 9 Art workshop with the fabulous textile artist Priscilla Jones

Year 9 workshop with Priscilla Jones
Year 9 workshop with Priscilla Jones

On Monday 16th January the Art Department invited the brilliant and successful textile artist Priscilla Jones to do a full day 3d wire and textile workshop for a group of Year 9 pupils. It was a busy and productive day where the girls worked creatively with new media making a collection of delicate sculptures using silk, paper covered wire and wax, guided by Priscilla.

Priscilla has been producing contemporary stitched mixed media pieces in 2D and 3D since completing her degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997. She draws her inspiration from a variety of sources exploring the concept of identity, memory and nostalgia. She is continuously exhibiting across the UK and her fashion/interior fabrics and wallpaper is exported to Europe, Australia and the USA.

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the day: β€˜It was great to spend the whole day making and using new materials’ , β€˜It’s been great fun’

*****Exhibition News*****

Lots going on in and around Manchester, get yourself to some of these events…
IDRIS KHAN at the Whitworth, Manchester

14th October – 19th March 2017

Layers and manipulated images and text, in a conversation around memory, experience and society.

Design Manchester – DM16 12-23rd October

Annual festival of design. Exhibitions, workshops, conferences and debates.

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Fashion on the Ration: 1940’s street style

Open until 1st May at IWM North.

Latest major exhibitions fashion on the ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940’s Britain.

Gallery Oldham:

Ann Sutton 17th December 2016- 25th February 2017

Emilie Taylor: ‘Edgelands’  June- September 2017