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An interlace/contact project installation june 2016
The installation of cloth and concrete tiles on the courtyard wall at Makers' Yard in June 2016 has been created by 8-13 year olds from The Contact Project using facilities at Makers’ Yard. The young people worked with artists Ruth Singer and Bethany Walker of Interlace over a five week period to design and develop the work which is inspired by the local urban environment.
The young artists took part in research and design activities including photo walks and drawings of the area, followed by mark making and screen printing onto fabric. They stitched the fabrics to create textured pieces which they then set into concrete to make these tiles.
The Contact Project (1997 – 2016) was a voluntary sector project that worked with the children, young people and families of St Matthews, Leicester, to provide programmes and services to support educational, emotional, practical and social needs.
The installation is permanently sited in the inner courtyard at Makers’ Yard and can be viewed by appointment or during Makers’ Yard open studio days. Please contact LCB Depot on 0116 261 6800 to arrange this.
read about the opening of makers' yard:
Creative workspace open at Makers Yard - Dec 10 2013
Full house at launch event for Makers' Yard March 18th 2013Helping to build on city successes - Jan 12th 2013Arts and crafts to benefit as workshop is welcomed - Nov 10th 2012'Blown away by interest in redeveloped factory units - October 1st 2012
‘Creative Space in the CQ’ - Leicester Link Summer 2012
Quality Space for Enterprising firms - Nov 8th 2011
‘Historic Factory to get new lease of Life’ - July 2011