Connect with items in the museum and share stories while learning to crochet with wire with sculptors Clee Claire Lee and Gillian Brent.
Participants will be shown how to crochet with wire, and will have the opportunity to make a sculptural vessel to take away to place in their homes, hang in their gardens or use as a container, maybe for a treasured object.
Participants will have free entry to the Museum and time to find about something they particularly connect with in the displays or artworks. While crocheting our sculptures, we will also weave a narrative together about the stories and objects people have chosen.
The workshop Please meet at reception at 11 am. There is a cafe on site but feel free to bring your own refreshments.
The wire can be slightly dirty, so please wear appropriate clothing. All materials and tools are provided.
Material Voice were awarded funding by Making Ways to establish themselves as a peer mentoring group that through a programme of structured meetings will develop their arts practice and bring the work of themselves and other women artists in Sheffield to prominence.
The Material Voice collective held two day meetings. The first day the artists came together to discuss and critique each other’s work and to explore the connections they shared. The second day the artists invited Abi Spinks, a freelance curator from Nottingham, to talk with them about their practices and to give her expertise about how to exhibit together.
Making Ways is an ambitious three-year project to demonstrate, celebrate and develop exceptional contemporary visual art produced in Sheffield. It is funded by Arts Council England, Sheffield City Council, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.