Sunday, July 25, 2010
Kid's Workshops in Partnership with JEF!
Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!
It's been an incredibly busy week here at Fish and Chips, Twice Please?! Our first installment of our children's workshops in partnership with JEF went live on Monday. Kid's were offered free places to come and spend three days working in the gallery alongside our team and a couple of the designers to encourage team building, promote AIDs awareness and combat social exclusion.
UK based designer, Scott Ramsay Kyle, jetted into Vienna to host the workshops working alongside the exhibition's curators, Emma Bell and Polona Dolzan, and Viennese designer, Pebelle.
The kids were offered the opportunity to customise T-shirts, embroider, knit, sew, tie dye and create their own contribution to a patchwork which will be later exhibited within 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' before being presented to the organisation Designers Against AIDS.
It was a very successful week complete with al fresco picnics here in the MQ, a live photoshoot, plenty of glittering, bejewelling and craft.
Scott Ramsay Kyle gave the guests and insight into his work as well as taught techniques and tips on embroidery and textile development whilst Pebelle helped the kids create unique tie dye effects.
The workshops were rounded off with a visit from Steffi from the Designers Against AIDS office in Belgium who received a preview of our wonderful contributions to the patchwork we are creating.
Check out some images taken by our current Quartier21 Artist in Residence and one of our showcasing contributors, Richard Bell.
Team Fish and Chips would like to say a massive thanks to JEF for supporting us in realising our concept for the children's workshops alongside Valentina, Chiara and Melanie for assisting us and acting as our wonderful translators. Huge thanks also go to Scott and Petra of Pebelle!
Team Fish and Chips