Can I have an introduction to this page please!
International artist Michael Trew creates unique origami solutions for visual merchandising and special events with a passion for quality and originality. Michael recently led a 1-day Origami workshop in Arundel, where more than 40 local artists and creatives - using the magic of paper - gathered to make and install a very special exhibit.
Make sure you visit the 1st floor of the Victoria Institute (Venue 1) to experience their magical Gallery Trail installation.
Papershake Origami are based at
Stour Space creative studios in Hackney Wick, East London.
Julie’s work reflects her preoccupation with the significance of early childhood experiences, in particular those of maternal deprivation and loss. She works with rust and natural plant dyes to change the surface quality of fabric and to convey meaning. Her work is often in the form of faceless dolls and unwearable dresses. Through her work and installations Julie hopes to evoke an emotional response in the viewer.
Julie trained as a Primary school teacher and has a degree in Psychology, with a particular interest in child development. Further studies led to working as an Art Therapist and gaining a first class degree in Fine Art at Loughborough University. Julie now works full time as a Mixed Media Textile Artist in her studio in the Euroart complex in Tottenham, North London.
For the Ford Road roundabout Emma Rimer was invited to install her new piece - a dodecahedron,
called Opposing Faces. In geometry, a dodecahedron is any polyhedron with twelve flat faces.
Geometers studied them for thousands of years, keeping the dodecahedron structure a secret for
many years. Once revealed, it became a symbol of elite knowledge.
Emma’s public dodecahedron
sculpture thus makes a statement about giving knowledge back to the people and sends the message
that scientific and mathematical discoveries should be made public.
Emma Rimer’s Dodecahedron is a 7ft geometric structure in corten steel. She has chosen to make
the faces see through in order to emphasise the structure from different vantage points.
MARK ANTONY HADEN FORD & REBECCA FORD
two circles design
Recent discoveries have now dated cave paintings and hand
stencils by hominids as far back as 52,000 years.
This public art installation in willow and pigment pays homage to our ancestors and is inspired by the new Arundel Gallery Trail logo.
People have always been makers. Willow has been used for
millennia and rarely survives in the archaeological record. Unlike
the cave paintings this ephemeral piece will last moments. It
acknowledges all that has been created and lost.
Hierarchy of worries
This year Andrei Precup, a recent graduate and emerging artist, was selected to create a new piece
for the Causeway roundabout. He has titled his installation “ Hierarchy of Worries”. Comprising of
oil streams flowing out of barrels, the immediate impact of the work could be interpreted as a
message about pollution and the negative impact of oil.
But this installation has a deeper meaning. It can also be viewed as a time piece representative of the artist’s generation. For those recent
graduates and others alike, that worry about their careers, becoming independent, getting on the
housing ladder as well as more soul reaching quests such as forming their own families and making
some of their dreams come true. With this in mind this work is as much about all of us, as it is
about Andrei Precup himself.
Project Underpass 2018
Arundel artist Karin Moorhouse and Lynn Kendall a local youth club leader, worked together in 2018 to create a series of paintings underneath the Ford road bridge that crosses the River Arun. The project was conceived to connect different groups of people - the young; the old; youth club folk; local schoolchildren and parents with the idea to make a lot of peoples’ journeys to work/school a lot cheerier!