For our next E17 Art Trail Idea Sparks session we have guest speaker Deirdre Nelson presenting her latest project for the Walthamstow Wetlands. We will also ask you to share details of your festival plans, opportunities to exhibit, requests for collaborators or spaces and to help map venues already booked in preparation for the 2017 E17 Art Trail.
Craft and Place
Textile artist Deirdre Nelson starts her residency on the Wetlands on Monday 9 January. Deirdre will be here in Walthamstow for two weeks as she prepares for a longer residence in September. As part of her residence entitled Urban Swifts, Deirdre will be working with local knitters to design a pattern for a nesting Swift. These will form part of an exhibition on the Wetlands in September. Find out how you can get involved at this event.
Deirdre will present an illustrated presentation on projects which are inspired by place and the environment. She will introduce the Urban Swift project for Walthamstow Wetlands through presenting her research and development so far.
Deirdre creates artworks based on research and social history that celebrate people and communities. The work crosses over art, design and craft and partners traditional techniques with contemporary processes such as digital print. She works for communities, development trusts, education institutions, arts, housing and healthcare organisations, with the latter specialising in dementia. She often works with a variety of collaborative creatives such as architects, musicians and writers.
Photo by Deirdre Nelson, Shapinsay Mapping Project
To spark ideas in the run up to the next E17 Art Trail dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Mathematics) we are holding a series of six lively monthly talks in Walthamstow. Featuring artists and experts in science, geology and maths: we want to inspire the community to think about, generate and develop ideas based on STEAM topics in time for when registration for the E17 Art Trail opens in early 2017. Join us for lively panel discussions, debates, workshops, demonstrations and drinks.