Thanks to recent Grants for the Arts funding from Arts Council England artists from DAISY will be making model craft inspired by the work of James Henry Pullen, artist and long stay resident at the Royal Earlswood Asylum (1850-1916). This will be in response to an exhibition of Pullen’s amazing model fantasy craft and other artworks that opened at the Watts Gallery, Guildford on 19 June 2018.

The new work entitled ‘Flotilla’, created by DAISY artists, will feature model craft of a wide range of shapes, sizes, colour and complexity, and will carry the hopes and dreams of the artists when exhibited at the Art Fund Prize Gallery at Woking Lightbox from 23 October. The four walls of the gallery will be adorned with a textile wall hanging designed and made by PrintAble artists from Ochre Print Studios. Alongside work created for Flotilla, Chris Pavia from Stopgap Dance Co will create an original piece of dance choreography, based upon Pullen’s famous giant puppet. A performance of Pavia’s choreography will be performed at Watts Gallery in September as part of their Making festival, and then again at the opening of Flotilla at the Lightbox in October.

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