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Makers at Cockpit Arts

For many years the Greater London Area has supported makers at Cockpit Arts at both Deptford and Holborn Cockpit (cockpitarts.com). The makers are taking the climate problems seriously and have been working together on their response to the problems...have a look at thier website to see this response, and also many of the makers and their work

Below are some of the makers we in the Greater London Area have supported recently....please use their websites to find out more about their work.

Guilia Manzoni 

Giulia is an Italian Mosaicist and her creation are of high-quality and application of technique, thanks to her broad skill set in mosaic restoration, bespoke architectural mosaic such as marble mosaic floors, and contemporary mosaic. 

www.manzonigiulia.com

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Jewellery designer and silversmith Meron Wolde combines dramatic texture and contours with elaborate form working in recycled silver and gold drawing inspiration from her background growing up in Sweden and her Eritrean roots.

www.MeronWolde.com

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Kendall WyattClarke......Contemporary 2D and 3D woven and painted textiles for exhibition and installation.

Amazing textiles made by Kendall Wyatt-Clarke, an awardee of The Arts Society at Cockpit Arts. See more of her work at  http://www.kendallclarke.com 

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Marsh Award Winners 2020 & our GLA Winner

Heritage Volunteering
Rosalie Gowlland, The Arts Society Greater London Area, winner of the Marsh Award in 2020.

Rosalie is a dedicated Volunteer of many years and is the Heritage Volunteering Area Representative for Greater London, an Area with many diverse projects being delivered by many volunteers drawn from Societies. Originally this role was shared by two people but since the other volunteer stepped down Rosalie has covered it on her own.

Rosalie is very interested in Heritage, enjoys her role and successfully inspires people to volunteer and matches them to suitable projects. She is careful to try and include people from all the Societies in the Area so that they all have the opportunity to participate.

Rosalie handled the recruitment of a large number of volunteers for the substantial and complex Parliamentary Archives project and helped with the discussions at Westminster to agree the process that all would follow.

 

 

Royal School of Needlework

Royal School of Needlework Degree Student Lucy Martin joined forces with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) as part of their #CreatorsAssemble project. Lucy, who studies on the three year BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery Degree Programme at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, has created a 20cm heart template with the National Health Service logo and encouraged people of any level of embroidery and age to stitch the NHS letters and to hang the completed work in their window.

The ethos of the design was to create a piece which employs the traditional skills of hand embroidery combined with showing love and solidarity to NHS staff at this unprecedented time affecting everyone around the United Kingdom and the world. Hand embroidery can be soothing and therapeutic during troubling times, encouraging calm, focused work and inducing a relaxed state of mind.

Lucy said: “Right now, creativity matters more than ever! I was so honoured to be leading this exciting challenge for the RSN Degree and UCA. In creating the NHS heart, I was inspired by the love that our NHS staff show towards their patients 24 hours a day, particularly at this difficult time when most have never experienced such a situation before. Everyone can take part, adults, children, families, no matter their stitch ability, using any materials they have at home.

Lucy was a recipient of a Greater London Area Bursary.

Grants News

We are delighted to support many young people through the award of grants from the Area

 we have supported the following

---Cockpit Arts.To support a studio for a year to a maker...Guilia Manzoni, a master mosaicist.

---Royal Academy of Music...2 bursaries for young composers,  Matthew Oliver and Gareth Moorcraft

---the Koestler Trust to support  the teaching of artwork amongst young offenders; each year there is a free exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall, very inspiring.

---Royal School of Needlework.... bursaries and prizes for students, working in the most wonderful textiles. Eleanor Latham made a special piece for us to hang in The Arts Society House. See her piece on the 'Grants' page

---City & Guilds Art School...a bursary for a sculptor student.

---Talk about Art...a project for schools in the Lewisham and Greenwich areas, culminating in an exhibition visited by hundreds of children and their parents.

-- and many grants to local groups of the Arts Society supporting Arts projects for local school children.

--we are encouraging the 25 societies in the London Area to support art projects in local schools and organisations where art teaching and experiences are woefully short. go to 'Grants' for more information