‘Inside Out’ Transforming pieces of unloved furniture into spectacular sculptures to be displayed at the Emmaus shop on Friargate, Preston.
This is the second of three UP! Craft Hack events happening in Preston over the summer. The first event which took place last May went so well they decided to look for more artists to take part in their second!
At today’s event an invited group of artists from across a range of disciplines will explore the notion of up cycling furniture, with thoughts of Preston as a theme. The idea is to refer to places and images in Preston to inspire ideas for colour pallets and textures.
In a recent UP! blog post Media & Marketing Assistant Stephanie Morris said: “Every artist we hope will respond to Preston as a environment differently, drawing their own thoughts and ideas from it and transforming these ideas into original sculptural work, big or small.
“We want to encourage playfulness and a sense of creative adventure where the emphasis is on sharing to create a range of beautiful and original work. All works will come together to form a unique exhibition that will hopefully be on display on the outside of the Emmaus shop on Friargate.”
Upcycling is the art of reusing unwanted items by converting them into something more useful. Craft based upcycling can be a transformative and empowering process, taking unwanted products and waste goods and turning them into items that have a creative and/or economic value.
You can find out more about the project on the Upcycling Preston site
The event is in association with arts group They Eat Culture, JCR Creatives and Emmaus..
The Up! Craft Hack is taking place today at the Emmaus Shop on Friargate from 10am to 5pm.