Upcycled Art Exhibition Finalists – Time & Tide

We are again absolutely thrilled with the quality and diversity of work submitted and are very pleased to announce that the following have been selected to take part in ‘Time & Tide’ Exhibition January 2017.

An exhibition of Eco Friendly & Upcycled Art to highlight the issues surrounding Climate Change & the Environment as a whole.

Time & Tide Exhibition

Date: 2nd January until 27th January 2017
Private View: 5:30pm–8:30pm Saturday January 7th 2017
Venue: Bank’s Mill Studios, Bridge Street, Derby
Contact: enquiries@eco-create.co.uk

Finalists:

Alinta Higgs - Climate Change Canvas Collage , The Tides & The Times waits for no man
Brendon McDowell –  Sea the Change
Christine Thomas - Oxidisation
Claire Davis
  Plastocene
Elizabeth Blades  Time and Tide waits for no one
Ellie Bradley - Absolutely Smashing Time
Jacquelyn Cook – Ghost of the Tide
Jackie Ward - Eat sleep swim repeat,  Living the dream & Navy Cut
Jacqui Futer - Warmth of denial
Jan Brocklehurst – Happy Tides
Kate Whiting -  MoonTide Shawl & Moonchild Of The Waves
Kim Fowler - The Siren’s Song
Kirstie Adamson – Father Time
Nicole Pohl -  Zipscape:Compressed and Archived
Paul Adamson – Shift Change
Rachel Caunce – Whale’s Tail & Time and Tide Basket
Simon Clark -  Little Boat

Brief:

In order for artwork to qualify for this exhibition it either needs to have a time/tide theme or alternatively deal with the issue of climate change. This theme is not required to be literal and is open to interpretation. It must be constructed in an eco friendly/upcycled medium. Eco friendly methods should be used where ever possible.

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Alinta Higgs - Time & Tide “& Climate Change” wait for no man

Submission 1
Climate Change Canvas Collage

The collage is made up of treasures that I found and sketches that I made, one day at the beach and is backed on to recycled hessian to mimic the texture of sand. It also includes the original still life, which I formed from my sketch.

Submission 2 & 3
The Tides – Seaweed Bin and  and The Times waits for no man -Magazine Rack

The magazine rack is made up of drift wood and holds “The Times” newspaper with sketches on it, and the bin contains the rejected drawings.

The “Bin” is made from knitted seaweed, naturally, hand-dyed knitted, felted, woolen samples, and hassell wood.

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 Brendon McDowell –  Sea the Change

This work was created to evoke a sense of urgency about the plight of our planet. Especially in terms of climate change and rising sea levels.

It depicts Earth at three stages in time.

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Christine Thomas - Oxidisation 

As part of her interest in Mindfulness, Christine has been exploring the Slow Stitch movement alongside eco dying processes.

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Claire Davis  Plastocene

The risks that plastics pose to marine life are becoming all too obvious with so many marine animals perishing, with nothing but plastics in their stomachs.  The plastics are all pieces that have been beachcombed from the Irish coast.

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Elizabeth Blades  Time and Tide waits for no one

This is a metaphorical Illustrative textile piece.
Pictured is a female dressed in her wellies, rain coat and mittens, she represents human kind trying to prevent the inevitable.

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Ellie Bradley - Absolutely Smashing Time

Created using glass vodka bottles smashed & carefully re-pieced together in to numbers, heated in a Glass Kiln run off renewable electricity. Numbers are hung off an offcut of reinforcement mesh. Clock hands to be run off re-chargeable AA battery.

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Jacquelyn Cook – Ghost of the Tide


The ghost ship sails eternally, broken and battered by the will of the tide.  Similarly our world erodes around us, weathered by the passing of time and tide. We must do all we can to preserve it.

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Jackie Ward

Submission 1
Eat sleep swim repeat

Submission 2
Living the dream

Submission 3
Navy Cut

My work tells a story, creating a connection between the found materials that I use and what they eventually become. Consequently a chance finding of vintage bus tickets at a car boot sale , have become caricatures waiting at a bus stop. Old maps become part of the “feet and miles” collection featuring walkers and runners.

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Jacqui Futer - Warmth of denial

As we wrap ourselves in the warmth of denial over climate change and the pollution we spill into the oceans, time is running out for the seemingly abundant seas. Soon they will be barren.

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Jan Brocklehurst – Happy Tides

Pyography piece based on a photograph my daughter Charlotte took this earlier this
year, when she was on a sailing trip on the Bessie Ellen, which is one of Britain’s last
wooden coasting ketches still under sail. She went from Scotland to Ireland, Isle of
Man and then back to Liverpool. They set off in a force 8 and this was after the storm.
It was something she had wanted to do for a very long time and was a very special
happy time for her.

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Kate Whiting

Submission 1
MoonTide Shawl

My inspiration for this has come from the clock ticking away but being buried in the sand by too many of us. The shawl has been designed and created by myself using some recycled yarn and yarn that has been produced in an eco friendly manner.

Submission 2
Moonchild Of The Waves

This doll represents the moons control of the tides on our planet through the phases of the moon her home. She is wishing to convey to the children of our world that they too have a control of the destiny of the planet. She carries a message in a bottle telling them “Don’t let time run out”.

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Kim Fowler - The Siren’s Song

This piece was made by transfering a laser print of Kim’s original drawing using citrasolve (a cleaner made from orange peel oil) on to a piece of driftwood. The smaller pieces with the text are also driftwood printed the same way. The quote is from the song ‘There there’ by Radiohead

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Kirstie Adamson – Father Time

‘Time rules the world’, magazine collage depicting Father Time watching the tide rise and the sunset on parliament. The stars become dandelion clocks as they fall, they read ‘Tick Tock’. Made entirely of ripped and cut magazines, on recycled board using non-toxic adhesives.

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Nicole Pohl -  Zipscape:Compressed and Archived

A collage/patchwork reflection on our relationship with nature – compressed and archived away under layers of industrial debris is nature – but sadly, a nostalgic concept of nature.

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Paul Adamson - Shift Change

This piece represents the two sides of past and present time management in my life.
Working in a factory, time is the most dominant factor. Clocking on and off, timed breaks, manufacturing timescales. It doesn’t end with the specifics of minute management though, with pollution from cheaply made throwaway products still adding up over time.

Time doesn’t always have to be a drag, and although we can’t really alter the effects of the tide, sometimes you just have to go with the flow, and wait for the next fishing trip or coastal forage. A nice balance to standing by a machine all day watching the clock.

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Rachel Caunce

Both pieces have been inspired by Man’s path through history and our relationship to Earth and all on it.

Submission 1
Whale’s Tail

It is believed by Native American peoples that whales hold the history of the Earth. When whaling was in full swing we made and used hundreds of products from whales. Modern experiments also indicate that water holds memory. I wonder what they could tell us/have told us/ are telling us?

Submission 2
Time and Tide Basket

Recycled lampshade, pure wool weaving. Since the dawn of time waves of inspiration have helped Man’s development:- from the making of fire to the exploration of space; from herbal remedies to genetics. We have so many opportunities, so many choices to make for the Earth and for Humankind.

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Simon Clark -  Little Boat

 I love the texture of driftwood that the sea creates, the way it changes the shape and polishes the wood in a way you couldn’t recreate in a workshop. When you beach comb you spend a lot of time looking at your ground but by making a boat it reminds me to look up and take in the unique views of the seaside.

 

About Kirstie Adamson

Kirstie Adamson is a magazine & junkmail collage artist. A partner at EcoCreate and a passionate revamp crafter!

http://www.kirstieadamson.co.uk

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