We invite you to participate in helping our earth through craftsmanship - spend a day with artists and makers exploring sustainable fashion and art.
Bring old magazines, fallen bits of nature or old item of clothing to workshop with artists who are up-cycling and innovating products that work in harmony with nature.
Witness a live art piece by emerging collage artist Pablo Malik and demonstrations from sustainable fashion industry professionals throughout the day!
Is a sustainable development advocate through art. Her medium is Fashion, looking at indigenous practices from her African roots, translating them
Into modern design in collaboration with communities in Africa and the Diaspora. She delivers her designs as Vicky Ngari, reflecting her multi-cultural identity as a first generation Kenyan British. Her international development experience on policy platforms and profession experience around social impact and sustainable design permits her to contribute solutions that are sustainable for people and the environment. Her pieces are a diplomatic demonstration of cultural exchange through ancient and modern crafts that drive humanity’s collaboration to save our planet. Designing with recycled textiles or raw materials inspired by ancient crafts and nature, allows her pieces to transform over time and invoke us to adjust the way humans dress to engage some of our habits for the health of the earth and an inclusive society. Vicky is about charming our cultural behaviour around sustainability through style pieces that re-invent indigenous ways in contemporary Fashion.
Pablo Malik's work embrace elements of music, poetry, dance, politics and satire through collage with recycled magazines. His themes mock the idiocies of contemporary society, transgressing the boundaries between art and everyday space, and between surrealism and situationism.
As with the European avant-garde Dada movement of Hugo Ball in the early 20th century, Pablo Malik’s art carries an anti-authoritarian stance. Its abstract nature leaves the viewer in no doubt that the only rule is there are no rules. His art, by intention, provokes an emotional reaction from the viewer, whether shock, outrage, sadness or joy.
Malik's works exude Dada, particularly his expressionistic bespoke hand-cut collages. His multimedia projects also use acrylic and oil paints, making each art work a unique and powerful visual stimulant.
London, 1980. Kaye-Anne Smith or R3times as she is creatively known, has an original and accessible art form that is characterised by her use of mixed media paintings and textile. Her approach to her work is defined by her dichotomous eclectic yet focused pieces. A main stay in her works is her appropriation of wool, which is captivating and thought provoking a nuance to an era where textiles and craft where a staple for the Caribbean diaspora.
Her collective work portrays a visual rhapsody, which bears a focus in contemporary abstraction of cultural identity. It is the very renaissance of her Duality born British Jamaican culture and ancestral African tones that is preserved in her pragmatic use of patterns, symbolism and portraiture. She fits into no one school of thought, and no singular paradigm can encapsulate her creative endeavours, which transcend Fine Art, Fashion, sustainability & Contemporary Culture. H
Sarah is a British craftswoman who refashions the ancient traditions using debris of wood, shells, glass and stones, into majestic contemporary artefacts for interior.
Her work broadcasts a powerful gentility through nature with a technique that is comforting, yet dynamic and abstract.