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Angus and Kyra showed amazing team work throughout events. This came across during the design stages as well as during the final exhibition where they designed and built a wall (or was it?) based on the work of James Ackerley.

They said,

'Participating in ArtxParadise was an amazing experience. Working in a small group meant collaborating, using our knowledge but also learning from others. The work itself was very interesting because we were able to design for a specific community and it was an opportunity to acknowledge the relationship of use and user and the importance of the environment to achieve a satisfying result. The work of James Ackerley was fascinating and it formed a base for our design ideas and development. At the same time, we were excited to work with different materials to produce a 1:1 model and the various workshops added to the creative nature of the project. And, yeah, it was a lot of fun!
Angus & Kyra'

Posted 8 May 2018 00:26


Astrid and Onchi brilliantly absorbed their chosen artist's design process and built a Papier-mâché 'Gravo-cado'

They said,

'During this week we have learned to relate art and architecture by taking inspiration from various artists. Through group works and specific workshop we developed our creativity and model making skills. While collaborating with friendly people and helping each other we have managed to create a 1:1 model representing our idea. We also had fun curating our own exhibition.
It was a great week and we had a lot of fun!'

Posted 8 May 2018 00:19


Alice and John designed the 'Walk of Paradise' using cardboard and designed a well thought out connection detail. They added some colour their intervention with spray paint, using left over laser cut boards as stencils.

They said,

'Art x Paradise has been a great experience to be involved in, thinking about the connections between art and paradise works while also getting to grips with 1.1 models. We both enjoyed the gallery visits as it allowed us to see a wide range or creativity that we could involve in future projects. Additionally the experimentation through the workshops were useful to think a little differently. The fifth years were engaging and it’s been nice to do something different.'

Posted 8 May 2018 00:16


We are having an exhibition! The final 1:1 models will be exhibited along with working sketches, models and the outputs from our various workshops.

Get in contact with one of us for further details!

Posted 27 Apr 2018 14:38


As a part of their bug hotel, this group is making wind chimes out of used cans to add to the atmosphere of the site.

Posted 27 Apr 2018 12:11


The students are building a 1:50 model of their intervention. They have been skillfully employing found materials to create a high quality finished model.

Posted 27 Apr 2018 12:10


The students are working with layers of material to create different levels of translucence through their walls.

Posted 27 Apr 2018 12:02


Following the smaller experimental clay models, the students have started to make a 1:1 model expressing how the patterns could look and feel on site.

Posted 27 Apr 2018 12:00


The photographs speak for themselves.

Posted 26 Apr 2018 12:19


We used clay models to test out the potential outcome of one of the interventions.

Posted 26 Apr 2018 12:18


There have been a few hiccups along the way but everyone's powering through!

Posted 26 Apr 2018 12:15


Models and drawings were first done to scale to plan out the 1:1 interventions.

Posted 26 Apr 2018 12:14


We are encouraging the students to build their interventions out of materials that can be easily transported to and from Paradise Works. This makes it possible for them to begin the construction process on site before arriving at Paradise Works.

Posted 25 Apr 2018 12:35


First, the students spent a day designing and testing their intervention through sketching and model making. Next, they identified which part of their intervention they would build at 1:1 for the final exhibition and got to work!

This design for a bug and bird hotel has been designed based on the work of artist, James Ackerley. The students are building the bird feeders that would make up the intervention.

Posted 25 Apr 2018 11:15


Today's tour at the Whitworth art gallery was a valuable experience to encourage the students to start about how they might curate their final exhibition.

Posted 20 Apr 2018 15:10


These were the finished mixed media artwork produced during Sandhya's workshop! These will be displayed along with the 1:1 interventions in our final exhibition at Paradise Works!

Posted 20 Apr 2018 06:56

We're taking advantage of the sun and gathering footage for the final film!

Posted 19 Apr 2018 12:42

We used diagrams, sketches and photographs as means of documenting our site visit. Findings will be later presented to the whole group, as a part of a morning of brainstorming!

Posted 19 Apr 2018 07:32

We met up as a group and had a wonder around the site to understand the immediate context and site conditions.

There is an interesting history behind the river and its relationship to the site that we think would be exciting to research further.

Posted 19 Apr 2018 07:28

One of our workshops will encourage you to start thinking about the materiality and buildability of your installations.

During this workshop we will look at how different materials can be manipulated to create interesting forms and begin planning your construction process.

Posted 3 Apr 2018 07:17

A big shout out to all who have donated so far, we have almost reached our goal and really appreciate your support!

If you would like to make a donation, please follow the link below:

Posted 15 Mar 2018 14:00

A big thank you to Plant Noma who have donated some clay to our Events programme.

We are looking forward to see how the participants incorporate this material into their intervention designs.

Keep an eye out next week when we'll be posting some inspiration / precedent designs.

Posted 14 Mar 2018 17:58

Don't forget to head over to our group social today! If you haven't already, check your student emails or have a look at our Facebook page to find out when and where.

We are excited to meet the rest of the team and are looking forward to some introductions and initial discussions about Events.

Posted 7 Mar 2018 11:23

It‘s time to get to know each other!

We thought it would be fun to meet as a group and get to know each other before events. Keep an eye on your student emails and our facebook page to find out where and when!

Posted 28 Feb 2018 14:45