We like to share the process of mobile making with other people. Balance, – and loss of balance,- is part of all of our lives and we find that both children and adults become fascinated to explore this. Finding a tiny point of balance is something we all do all the time in various ways, and articulating it within the framework of an art workshop is fun and thought-provoking.

Juliet leads on the workshops and has carried them out with a wide range of participants, from school groups alongside larger scale commissions, to family and children’s refugee and asylum seeker groups and community cafes.

Juliet has 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


“We really loved having you here, the energy in the room was wonderful.  So peaceful and focussed.

We are getting some fab feedback from patients and staff (about the installation we all made together in the workshop), which is fantastic.  It really does look wonderful.  The colours are so vibrant and I love the way it gently sways with the traffic in and out of the reception area.

We are looking forward to working with you again.”

Manager, Wellbeing Centre, Bevan Healthcare, Bradford


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:


Mobiles and drawing day, Refugee Action

Hosted by Ilkley Grammar School, Wharfedale Refugee Response organised with Refugee Action for a day of art for a number for families from Bradford and Ilkley. Making mobiles was one of the activities.

‘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.