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Ivan and Adje experimented with clay and presented a fractured clay path that ran across the floor and up to the wall in the exhibition space at Paradise Works. They used the artists Winter & Kurth from Paradise Works as inspiration for their work.

They said,

"We have enjoyed Art X Paradise, it’s been a great experience mainly due to the variety of art work we have produced over the past two weeks through the different workshops; drawings, models, experimenting with different forms of media. We have created ‘Triangle Gardens’ inspired by Winter & Kurth."

They were awarded 'Best Concept Sketch' for their intricate drawings inspired by the artists.
Posted 7 May 2018 11:09


Rudhira and John produced a detailed 1:50 model of their proposal for the site, based on their research of the artist Hilary Jack from Paradise Works. This was presented within the exhibition and they won a prize for the best craft based on the precision and detail of their model.

They said,

"This event was a unique experience for us. It was nice to spend time inside and outside the studio. We discovered some new and talented artists (e.g.: Hilary Jack) whose work inspired us to produce some interesting pieces. We also visited some art galleries and had a chance to talk to a curator of art exhibitions, who gave us tips on how to present artwork. The fifth year's leading the event were very friendly and well organised too. It was a nice break from the regular studio work to be able to do something more related to art."

Posted 7 May 2018 11:01


The exhibition was a huge success and cleaning up was a big team effort! Thanks to all the undergraduates for producing amazing work and for a fabulous events project!

Posted 1 May 2018 16:23


One of the groups created a permeable wall with material which we all enjoyed interacting with throughout the exhibition!

Posted 30 Apr 2018 23:05


One of the projects used pieces of clay to create a path through the exhibition space. This was a really successful exhibit and one of the artists that the students used as inspiration, even commented on how much she liked the work!

Posted 30 Apr 2018 22:37


The whole exhibition was a massive group effort and we were so proud of all the work that was exhibited!

Posted 30 Apr 2018 22:25


One of the groups built a detailed model of the proposals for the site using found materials.Their whole project was wonderfully coherent and their precision when making this model was amazing!

Posted 30 Apr 2018 22:19


While the undergraduates constructed their final pieces, the fifth years curated the exhibition of the rest of the work produced throughout events.

Posted 30 Apr 2018 22:03


As soon as we got to Paradise Works this morning, the groups cracked on with constructing their 1:1 interventions.

Posted 30 Apr 2018 21:54

One groups project involved making hanging bird feeders and planters that were exhibited as their 1:1 intervention. The work they created was super creative and worked perfectly for the site!

Posted 30 Apr 2018 21:38


The scary moment where this group checked their intervention would stand up and it was a massive success!

All of the interventions are really coming together and we are looking forward to the exhibition on Monday.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 22:46


The results of the spray workshop look fabulous!

Posted 26 Apr 2018 16:25


Some of the students are getting a work out when creating their 1:1 pieces!
Posted 26 Apr 2018 12:19


All groups are constructing this morning and we are so excited to see the projects coming together!
Posted 26 Apr 2018 11:19


With a helping hand from the 5th years, the students projects are well under way!

Posted 26 Apr 2018 10:40

This afternoon the students are continuing to construct their 1:1 interventions. One group is experimenting with making textured tiles to form paving for the site.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 14:47

This morning we made folded paper models to experiment with different types of model making within architecture.

Posted 25 Apr 2018 14:12


This morning the students started construction of their 1:1 interventions. It is so exciting to see them experimenting at a large scale!

Posted 24 Apr 2018 18:33

This afternoon we visited the Manchester Art Gallery to get some artistic inspiration.

Posted 24 Apr 2018 18:19


At the end of the day we put all the drawings together to view the final result and it looks amazing!!!

Posted 23 Apr 2018 20:42


Each student took a section of the mural to draw in a different architectural style and after an afternoon of sketching, we put the mural together!

Posted 23 Apr 2018 20:28

Students had time to wander round the gallery and pick their favourite piece of art. After this we met outside and showed each other an action that re-enacted their chosen favourite.

Posted 20 Apr 2018 14:54

This morning we visited the Whitworth Art Gallery and had a tour with one of the curators of an exhibition.

Great inspiration for the students own projects!

Posted 20 Apr 2018 14:36

After a morning of research and experimentation, we are spending our afternoon getting creative!
Posted 19 Apr 2018 14:29

The groups are working together to research the artists and creating ideas for reproducing their work.

Posted 19 Apr 2018 11:54


The artists at Paradise Works told us a bit of history about the site. There are some interesting photos of the farm that used to be there!

Learning the history of a place can really help when designing a new intervention.
Posted 18 Apr 2018 16:36


This morning we had a tour of Paradise works and a talk from some of the artists about the work they are doing.

Great inspiration for your own projects!

Posted 18 Apr 2018 15:21


Precedent alert!!

This urban intervention in Abrantes, Portugal plays the history of the city to create a new way of shading the public square. The installation by Victor Lledó Garcia, Juan José Pérez Moncho and Mateo Fernández-Muro uses shoes to form a canopy. During 1807, the residents of Abrantes were ordered to donate their shoes to soldiers and the artists resolved to return the shoes to the city.

This precedent shows that all sorts of materials can be used for an urban intervention and researching the history of the site may give you ideas for your own approach.

Posted 5 Apr 2018 15:52


This week we completed our risk assessment to make sure that we can complete our events programme safely. We will go through this with you on the first day of events before undertaking the days activities.

We can't wait to start working with you and hope you are as excited as we are!

Posted 23 Mar 2018 12:44


As part of the workshops, we will be having a go at kirigami which is a form of paper modelling. This technique is a different way of thinking about modelling that will bring together architecture and craft.

Keep an eye on the blog to find out what other workshops we will be doing during the events programme!

Posted 18 Mar 2018 18:53


It was really great to meet some of the team today, we really enjoyed getting to know you!

We can't wait for events and hope you are as excited as we are!

Posted 7 Mar 2018 20:08

Today we visited the new exhibition at Paradise Works called Tipping the Scales presented by Kieran Leach and Precious Innes under the moniker

The exhibition features UK based artists who are all are varying stages of their careers and has an emphasis on sculptural work. The piece shown above is called 'The grant or failure to grant such approval or the making of or failure to make such objection or any such inspection of or failure to inspect' by Precious Innes.

The exhibition is open from 1-5pm on weekends or by appointment until the 31st of March and is definitely worth a visit!

Posted 3 Mar 2018 21:45

Lucy Harvey is the co-director of Paradise Works and works in the studio herself as an artist. Within her work she uses found objects, materials and process to explore the documentation of the human condition and explores the ideas of how we, as humans create meaning within our lives.

Often her research led work culminates as sculptures and installations but she also creates public activities such as talks and tours. Her use of found objects could be interesting to pull inspiration from when undertaking your own design!

If you want to take a closer look a Lucy Harvey’s work you can either visit her profile on the Paradise Works website or visit

Posted 2 Mar 2018 09:40