The Art of Recycling comes to Williamson Gallery
Alison Bailey Smith has been working with recycled materials in her craft practice for over 20 years and has recently been teaching rag rugging with great success at the Williamson Art Gallery through Wirral Lifelong Learning. Principal museums officer, advice Colin Simpson has asked Alison to mount an exhibition of her students work and this will be on show from mid November until the end of the year. Students were encouraged to use old tee-shirts, clinic even old socks to produce wonderful prodded and hooked rugs.
She will also being conducting a recycled wire accessories workshop at the Williamson as part of their Christmas Gift making series on the 15th of November for £60 includes materials. The workshop will offer an opportunity to experiment with wire. Participants will learn basic jewellery methods and textile methods with recycled wire and how to combine recycled plastic, metal and fabric to great effect. No experience necessary. Booking essential through the gallery 0151 652 4177. Alison will be conducting a similar workshop at The Atkinson Gallery, Southport in February.