Join us for the unveiling of Julia Vogl’s Tapestry, as well as nibbles and a workshop.
Details of Julia’s Project can be found on the Artlink website here:https://www.artlinkhull.co.uk/event/making-it-home-as-we-go-along/
From September to December of last year artist, Julia Vogl, creator of “Scandalous Blue” at Humber Street during City of Culture, has been back in Hull working with the residents of three Care and Support homes across Hull looking at what makes a HOME – and what make these spaces a home to residents. The last few months have seen the creation of three new artworks evolving at each site. The final work is due to be installed on June the 12th at Cecil Gardens on Hawthorn Ave.
Each pieces is unique to the site and the residents Julia met along the way and include a light box, a tapestry, a frieze and some interactive hand printed puzzles; all in inspired by the conversations and friends Julia made along the way.
Alan Maples, Riverside’s Area Manager said: “We are really pleased with the colourful art work which take pride of place in each of our three extra care schemes in Hull. An important part of creation process was to ensure our residents at the schemes were involved and took part in workshops that were used as part of the final piece in each location. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”
The final works are intended to become part of the fabric and décor of each home, and add layered texture of the residents own work and coloured with all the individual spirit that Julia found herself surrounded by every week at each of the homes.
Julia discusses the creation of the work “Making Home as we go along, may seem like a series of abstract randomly coloured artworks, but they aim to reflect what is so often hard to define- constantly change of mood, emotion, wellbeing and comfort. The spirited residents joined me week after week to experiment with new artistic mediums and approaches, bringing with them their highs and lows of the week, the day or the moment. Making permanent work had to be as malleable to the everyday and also comforting, and I hope the residents of the present and future find it makes their space a little more like home.”