Festival of Thrift

Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Stable

STABLE – a project combining the talents of selected new and established artists from Teesside and County Durham, creating a series of striking new artworks to temporarily transform the historic stable block on the Festival of Thrift site.  Works will respond to the history of the site and the Festival’s commitment to sustainability.  They include a walk-through woven installation, a series of 80 cast sandcastle sculptures and a light and sound responsive suspended ceramic and glass installation.  Look out for Steve Messam’s transformation of the tower!

The emerging artists selected for the project are:

Self-taught glass and porcelain artist Janet Rogers from Durham
Teesside University Fine Art graduate film and sculpture maker, Kirsty Childs
Stockton-based Paul Theo Murray, a graduate in visual communications from Leeds College of Art
Textile artist, Christina Hesford, a graduate of Hartlepool’s Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD)
Former Ian Ramsey School and Stockton Sixth form pupil, Becky Nicholson, a graduate in stage production also from CCAD.

Photo: left to right; Christina Hesford, Paul Murray, Vicky Holbrough (Navigator North), Kirsty Childs, Steve Messam, Stella Hall (Festival of Thrift), Janet Rogers, Nicola Golightly (Navigator North), Becky Nicholson, Alex Nicholson (Festival of Thrift). Image by Jason Hynes

http://www.festivalofthrift.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/FoT-programme-final.pdf to get the programme