Final exhibition of work from the 2018 START project in the Millennium Gallery Sheffield where work was created by pupils from Bankwood, Gleadless and Woodhouse West primary schools. The exhibition presents a series of giant puppets adorned with patchwork capes made by the children, who each contributed a piece of material decorated with things that are important to them. Also on display was over 300 sock puppet portraits, reflecting how we present ourselves to the outside world.
W I L F R E D - T H E - W A L K I N G S T O R Y B O X
Part of GOSH ART’S
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& Discover Story Centre's
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Wilfred is a Working Story Box.
He should be in retirement from a lifetime’s public service as a traditional country lane Post Box.
Unlike most retired post boxes (who favour long afternoon teas whilst reading the paper), Wilfred is starting a new life.
His assigned Postman called him nosey, but he was just curious. He always wondered what was written inside the envelopes that he swallowed daily.
This curious box decided that one day, he would ask young hands and old hands to share their stories with him.
Wilfred may have a similar appearance to his traditional postal brothers, but he is one of a kind. He is fully equipped to facilitate story invention with all the necessary literary utensils.
On the box you will find individual compartments for papers, envelopes, pens and even secret inspiration compartments to aid the dreaded writers block...
Find a little fun and humour in writing. Share your morning’s anecdote, a swashbuckling mini pirate adventure, or a simple tale of the city, with the curious box that for a lifetime, longed to be apart of our imaginative literary world.
Wilfred has performed at Custom House Library, London. Beckton Globe Library, London. East Ham Library, London. Manor Park Library, London.
Keep your eyes peeled for Wilfred the big red Story Box coming to a library near you soon!
SHEFFIELD BOTANICAL GARDENS
G O R K - A N D - G I M B L E W A L K A B O U T - A C T
Gork and Gimble are gargantuan tropical sweethearts and if seen, will proudly display their wonderful plumage and squawk the songs of their native land to you. After falling madly in love with Jim Henson’s Big Bird, at the early age of two years old, Gork and Gimble are Georgina’s tribute to the big unforgettable yellow bird.
The Land Blubber Costume is the final outcome from The Lost Creatures Competition, that took place over a couple of months at Yorkshire Museum in York this June - October Half Term 2015.
Local children from schools in York, were invited to use the Extinct Gallery at Yorkshire Museum for inspiration to design a Lost Creature. Linking to the National Curriculum, their task was to study animal adaptations and endangered species in the Museum’s collection before developing their ideas on to designing their very own Lost Creature.
The competition received 87 entries in total and after a lengthly judging process, the winner was presented with a certificate and a model of The Land Blubber.
THE ROALD DAHL MUSEUM
D A H L ' S - E N O R M O U S - C R O C O D I L E R O A M I N G - P E R F O R M A N C E
The Enormous Crocodile Costume was commissioned to celebrate International Roald Dahl Day, with The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, in Great Missenden, 2013.
The roaming crocodile surprised the public visiting Roald Dahl's garden in Buckinghamshire, with his snapping jaws full of clay teeth at the event in 2013.
T H E - D E N O G - C O S T U M E
As part of Weston Park Museum's
I N V E N T - A N - A N I M A L - C O M P E T I O N
At Weston Park Museum over the summer months of 2015, I ran a public participatory design project which was called, Invent an Animal Competition. The Invent an Animal Competition brings a child's drawing to life through costume and performance. As a result of the public submitting imaginative drawings into my competition, one winner was chosen.
The winning entry was a creature called a Denog and I translated the drawing into a wearable puppet costume that came back to the museum in summer to surprise the Museum visitors with roaming performances. This took place at Weston Park museum in Sheffield, from May to August 2015.
THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM AT TRING
T H E - H O O B E E - C O S T U M E
I M A G I N A R Y A N I M A L C O M P E T I O N
The Imaginary Animal Competition asked visitors to the Natural History Museum at Tring to draw inspiration from the museum’s permanent zoology collections, to draw their very own imaginary animals.
From the winning drawing, I created a large, wearable, dramatic costume from the original drawing, bringing the animal to life through a roaming performance that took place at the museum. The Winning entry to The Natural History Museum's, Imaginary Animal Competition was called a Hoobee. The Hoobee was seen roaming around the museum's galleries on Thursday 21st August,alongside the museum's original founder Lionel Walter Rothschild!
Congratulations to Alexander Coombs for his entry The Hoobee. The Hoobee is a gentle animal that is very rare. Alexander described the Hoobee's fur to be soft but also with lots of black spikes and large black horns. The Hoobee, quite remarkably, speaks with a scottish accent.
THE INSECT PROCESSION
I N S E C T - P R O C E S S I O N
At The Just So Festival in Cheshire
A - R O A M I N G - M U S I C A L - P E R F O R M A N C E
For the Just So Family Arts Festival in 2014, I created eight insect and Japanese armour inspired costumes for a roaming performance that would take place 3 times a day over the festival weekend.
The Insect Procession was a roaming processional performance that involved eight insect inspired costumes weaving their way in and amongst the unsuspecting visitors of The Just So Festival in Cheshire.
August 15/16/17 2014
THE ROALD DAHL MUSEUM
G I A N T - B U B B L E G U M C O S T U M E W A L K A B O U T P E R F O R M A N C E
Celebrating 50 years of Charlie & The Chocolate factory with The Roald Dahl Museum.This Giant Bubblegum Costume was commissioned by The Roald Dahl Museum to be worn at the public celebration of the 50th year anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
KEATS HOUSE MUSEUM
C H A R L E S T H E - L O N G - C A S E - C L O C K for K E A T S - H O U S E - M U S E U M
I was commissioned to make a Long Case Grandfather Clock costume to be worn by students from St Thomas More School in London throughout their four performances at Keats House. The Clock was a near life-size replica of the one that stands in Charles Brown's Parlour a room inside Keats House Museum. The performance, Writ in Water, was an immersive theatre production devised by performance artist Kazuko Hohki.