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Making Moves II

Ruth Spaak

Sediment

mixed materials form a circular shape with rising up twigs forms

Making Moves II

Gizella Warburton

Cathedral

Embroidery based on coins and phases of the moon

Making Moves II

Karina Thompson

Work from her residency at Soho House, Birmingham

Annette talks to a group of ladies sitting around a table in the library, some wearing hats.

Making Moves II

Workshop with Annette Lucas

From the Pilot project with Birmingham City Council

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Making Moves II

Project Summary

There are video interviews with the lead artist and new graduate in each region on You Tube

 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL543g8kDHwN30EJ_lQOJ_AhDuxyRakRtW

You can see more photos of the project on flickr.

This project had it's own web site at www.makingmoves.org

and also a project blog.


Making Moves II was a craft development initiative which built on a seven year partnership between Staffordshire County Council and Craftspace.

In a new two year phase the partnership evolved across the West Midlands pairing four HE institutions with a range of Local Authority Arts Development Officers. The programme comprised of residencies to explore commissioning models, touring exhibitions and opportunities for students, graduates and professional makers.

The project aimed to enrich the student experience, develop opportunities for new graduates & established artists and provide opportunities for audience participation.

The 4 residency partnerships are:

  • Staffordshire Heritage and Arts Service, Stoke-on-Trent City Council  and Staffordshire University
  • Birmingham City Council and Birmingham City University
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Wyre Forest District Council and University of Wolverhampton
  • Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council, Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Coventry University

 

The residencies ran from September 2011 – March 2013 and a touring exhibition which showcased all 9 residencies toured throughout the partner’s regions from June 2012 – May 2013.

Background

Making Moves, funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, is led by Staffordshire County Council and Craftspace and builds on the success of a partnership which, since 1998, has explored new models for touring contemporary craft to develop both makers and new audiences.

Pilot Project with Birmingham City Council

Craftspace in partnership with Birmingham City Council Arts Service ran a pilot Making Moves II residency in the Northfield Constituency of Birmingham. Artist and milliner, Annette Lucas was artist in residence at Frankley Library from January - March 2011. Annetteworked with the Frankley community creating hats and accessories in response to their environment. The results of these was shown in an exhibition at the Library from 24th – 26th March. The residency gave Annette time to research and develop ideas for new work. Annette kept a blog with regular updates of how the residency went: http://anetlucas.blogspot.com

 
Photographs © : Annette Lucas
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