Friday, 17 June 2011

Toad's Door

My design for the studio door is finally in situ. 


Well, its all over. I have been pretty occupied over the past couple of months organizing the Artfusion  event , part of the Gibson Street Gala. I'm finally over all my sleepy recovery and ready to blog about it! I was a tired girl.

We had the raffle of all the murals (lucky winner Gillian of mine below) live art by Klingatron, a sculpture by Jenny MacGregor, window display by Lesley Barnes and artwork for sale by over 40 artists. What a day and I'm happy to say my anti- rain dance worked a treat and the rain stayed away. Although the wind was a little gusty! I witnessed a many artists grabbing onto artwork before it was blown into the river!

The exhibition 'Geometric Glasgow' is still in Offshore's Basement if you would like to take a look. It features one piece from all artists with work on show at Artfusion and runs until the end of the month.

All the run up to the event and more photos can be seen on the facebook page.

A massive thank you to all that made this day possible, I couldn't of done it on my own. Everyone working together on this created a successful event. I really enjoyed being involved in event that lets art connect with the public on such a large scale. 'Till the next one.

Thanks to Erika Stevenson and Lesley Barnes for the snaps. 

Mural Painting

For Artfusion, I got together a wee group of artists to create some murals, in the plan to raffle them off on the day. The artists creating these pieces (from left to right) are… Greer PesterRobbie PorterUrsula ChengGenevieve RyanMatt Swan. Oh and Me!
I really enjoyed my week with everyone about my house, working together on a project like this is just FUN. We walked away with a tenner thrown out the window from a local resident, mural requests from local restaurants, and talk of many more collaborations. Watch out, team artfusion coming at ya!

Video Premier.

To wind down Artfusion, our closing event was on Wednesday, the world premier of Lesley Barnes‘s animated music video for Belle and Sebastian.
Bear Squadron where there in force, wearing all the masks created by Lesley. Many thanks to Sarah from Belle and Sebastian for her help and to lesley who created a wonderful window display to promote the event, paintstakingly cutting out and creating lots of puppets and masks.  The video would not have been possible without the amazing skills of animators Bruce Cameron and Matt Saunders who had to make bears dance, create a sea of spins and make lots of things move! Erika from Peckhams, thankyou so much for making the most splendid, yummy cake! And a final wee shout out to my brothers Craig and Niall Walker who without we would not of had any sound!
Thanks all , a splendid night was had. The video will be out over the next couple of days for all to be see!
Bear Squadron Chief, Lesley Barnes.
Sarah from Belle and Sebastian.
Bear Squadron and Toad’s Caravan members Libby and Joanna.
Jenny MacGregor, Bearsquadron member and maker of the scuplture and artwork at Artfusion.
Carrie Maclennan from Made in the Shade.
The audience during the viewing. Enthralled.
The Offshore window display.
Photographs courtesy of Niall Walker.