We are passionate about sharing the qualities of mobile making with other people. Balance is omnipresent in all of our lives and I find that both children and adults are fascinated to think about this. Finding a tiny point of balance is something we all do all the time in various ways, and articulating it within the frame of a workshop using a balance is, we think, very useful.
I have carried out workshops with a wide range of participants, from school groups alongside larger scale commissions, family and children’s refugee and asylum seeker workshops (example and example), and the Skipton Women’s Refugee Group.
We have carried out workshops with:
- All Saints Primary School, Ilkley
- Moorfield School, Ilkley
- Cramlington High, Northumberland
- Bevan Healthcare, Bradford
- Wharfedale Refugee Response, Ilkley
- Skipton Women’s Refugee Group
- Outside the Box Cafe, Ilkley
Mobile making workshop at Bevan Healthcare, Bradford
This was a family workshop at Bevan Healthcare in Bradford. We made meteor style mobiles and installed all the finished works in the waiting room of the GPs as an installation called ‘Meteor Shower’.
Please see a short film of the workshop made by Clare Dearnaley who is creating a series of short films about making:
‘Playing with balance’ – workshop at Bevan Healthcare
We recently delivered a half-day workshop for around 30 people at Bevan Healthcare in Bradford.
Participants were asylum seekers who had been invited by Refugee Action.
We considered the concept of balance and went on to make mobiles based on the theme of the sky.
Photography by Clare Dearnaley
‘Playing with Balance’ workshop with refugee families
We ran a mobile making workshop with refugee and asylum seeking families at the Quaker Meeting House, Ilkley.
Images taken by Clare Dearnaley. Please scroll down to see them all.
A recent article in the Ilkley Gazette about the day trips for refugee and asylum seeking families from Bradford can be read here.