Free For Arts Festival

Free For Arts Festival 2016 | Ursula Rose Rae and Elnaz Yazdani

"Ursula Rose Rae and Elnaz Yazdani are visual mixed media artists. Playing with material, scale and technique they push textiles into new, exciting contexts. Engaging the audience in simple making techniques they will explore the process of collective making to create exciting sculptural forms and transform this space into an immersive tactile installation. Growing over the course of the week the work will constantly change and evolve with the help of the public."

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Join us at PLY over the course of the week to assist in creating a tactile installation! We shall be documenting the installations progress on social media through our instagram and twitter accounts and also through a livestream! So make sure you follow along!

Instagram: @ursularoserae  |  @elnazyazdani

Twitter: @ursularoserae  |  @elnazyazdani

Ursula Rose Rae and Elnaz Yazdani Livestream


Free For Arts Fringe 2015 | CoLAB Workshop

Over the weekend of the 23rd-25th, Free For Arts Fringe took place at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre, which showcased a range of work from the artists taking part in the full event in 2016. With exhibitions across three days for the public to view, additionally the artists taking part in the event also spent time getting to know each other, through conversations, making, and artist talks. 

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I was fortunate to be asked to run a workshop for the CoLAB part of the day on the Saturday.

A taster of what may be to come from the full festival event...

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Free For Arts | Fringe Weekend

Unfortunately Free For Arts Festival were unable to secure the full funding for the festival event this year, but they are hopeful that with more time and applications they will secure funding for the event next year. In the meantime, instead of a full week of events, they shall be hosting a Free For Arts Fringe Weekend - a taster of the full event, with a chance for the artists taking part to learn a bit more about each other before the full festival in 2016.

 

 

An 'in progress' exhibition of work, artist talks and workshops are a few of the events to happen over the weekend. I have been asked to run a workshop for my fellow artists for the CoLAB part of the day. So I look forward to bringing you updates of the Fringe event and the results of my workshop...

Find out more about the other artists taking part in the event and what to expect from our Fringe weekend on the Free For Arts Website, Facebook or Twitter pages.

Image Courtesy of Free For Arts Festival.


A New Collaboration | Ursula Rose Rae and Elnaz Yazdani

Recently I've begun an exciting collaboration with my fellow Manchester School of Art graduate Elnaz Yazdani - having worked alongside each other for many years at university and more recently in our commissioned archives for The Whitworth Tactile Too collections, we have a strong understanding of each others practices, so are very excited to see the results of the culmination of our ideas! 

                                Top Left & Bottom Right Images Courtesy of Elnaz Yazdani.

                               Top Left & Bottom Right Images Courtesy of Elnaz Yazdani.

 Image Courtesy of Free For Arts Festival.

Image Courtesy of Free For Arts Festival.

 

Our first collaborative project will be for the Free For Arts Festival this year hosted by Juncture, in October 2015. I shall be back with more updates closer to the time. In the meantime, you can check out Elnaz's work here. And also find out more about the Free For Arts Festival on their website, facebook page or twitter feed.