Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre
Dates: 01/12/18 - 31/12/18
Times: All Day
Mister Finch In The Window installation
Supported by Granada Foundation & Cass Art
Saturday 1st December 2018 – Monday 31st December 2018
For the month of December, our window will be brought to life with a unique installation by Mister Finch. This is very generously supported by Granada Foundation and local art supplies retailer, Cass Art.
“Flowers, insects and birds really fascinate me with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour. British folklore is also so beautifully rich in fabulous stories and warnings and never ceases to be at the heart of what I make. Shape shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil ready to invite you to stray from the path.
Humanizing animals with shoes and clothes is something I’ve always done and I imagine them to come alive at night. Getting dressed and helping an elderly shoemaker or the tired housewife. Making things has always been incredibly important to me and is often an amazing release to get it out of my system.
It’s a joy to hunt for things for my work…the lost, found and forgotten all have places in what I make. Most of my pieces use recycled materials, not only as an ethical statement, but I believe they add more authenticity and charm.
A story sewn in, woven in. Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures to have. Storytelling creatures for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten.”
– Mister Finch