This summer we are taking our Yorkshire Artspace banner and artists to the local festivals in Firth Park, Burngreave and Hillsborough.
We worked with ceramicist Miles Gavin at the Firth Park Festival on June 26th where he created clay flowers with people from the local community. The flowers were decorated and fired at the Flower Festival at Manor Oaks Studios on 3rd July and will be installed somewhere outside in the foreseeable future.
We had great fun at the Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival on 10th July where local artist Steve Pool (also one of our artist in residence in Parson Cross) fabricated the largest ever cardboard box den. Over 100 children visited us on the day, playing games and drawing pictures in and on the den as it grew larger and more colourful. It was a shame to see it dismantled at the end of a long afternoon.
We still have one festival to go. Join us if you like at the Hillsborough Park Extravaganza on Saturday 20th August from 11am to 4 pm with artist Ruthie Ford.