Join Hotwalls artist Alice Hume, also known as Vanderhume, as she leads a collaborative weaving project at the studios. This event marks the start of a six-month project, made possible by National Lottery Project grants.
What is Interactive Weaves?
The Interactive Weave project draws together all studio artists, and offers the public a chance to get involved in helping make huge artworks, free of charge. Everyone taking part will work alongside the professional artists of the Hotwalls Studios, in a project that's suitable for all ages and abilities. Individual weaves will adopt their own unique theme, including textiles, paper, and plastic. The end of the project will be marked with an exhibition of all works on display in the Round Tower.
Collaboration will take place alongside the Hotwalls Open Studios events on the third Sunday of each month, from 11am-4pm. Interactive Weaves will take place outdoors, and is accessible for wheelchair users. Pay and display parking is available on site.
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The first in the series will focus on reused textiles. Participants will be encouraged to bring old clothing or fabrics from home to contribute to the weave. This particular event will be supported by textiles artist Kim Edith.
Paper Weave - Part 1
The second weave will use strips of different papers to create the final piece, and is a must for art lovers of Portsmouth. Participating artists include Sadie Tierney and James Mouland.
Paper Weave - Part 2
Alice Hume hosts the second part of the collaborative paper weave, alongside painters Sadie Tierney and Lizzie Cornelius. Participants are encouraged to bring papers from their homes to recycle, although materials will be provided.
The Plastic Weave invites participants to bring their own plastics to recycle and contribute to the artwork. Supporting artists include Emma Nicol and Simon Whitcombe of the Fire Monkey Arts Collective.
The event will be accompanied by Hot Mess exhibition in the Round Tower, the volunteer beach clean and Open Studios.
Alice Hume hosts the fifth part of the project. The Moon Weave will used mixed materials to create a moon-themed installation. Collaborative artists include Laura Bennett and ceramicist Annie Flitcroft. Participants of all abilities and ages are encouraged to take part for this free, drop-in, collaborative craft session. All materials will be provided.
Interactive Weaves concludes with the collaborative Forest Weave, as inspired by the nest of the weaver birds. Participants will be provided with natural materials to weave with, learning from Alice as they work.
Map & Directions
|Paper Weave - Part 2 (14 June 2020)|
|Plastic Weave (21 June 2020)|
|Moon Weave (19 July 2020)|
|Forest Weave (16 Aug 2020)|