Circus Acts is going to be a unique two-day event of colour, curiosity and delight as an eclectic band of makers come together; from printmakers to animators, poets to needlesmiths. From the visual to the aural, there will be things to see, handle and taste. The added frisson is that all of this will not take place in a gallery but in a domestic setting. It will all happen in the Herefordshire home of the curator in Ledbury over 10th - 11th September.
The inspiration for the event's title was drawn from a series of photographs of circus life in the early C20th which were traced back to the Taschen publication, 'The Circus 1870's-1950's' by Noel Daniel.
We've taken inspiration from this tome ourselves in the past. One of our Silva Populi Lepus had a lilac and pink headdress influenced by this photograph from the book.
With such a rich source of inspiration we're working on a number of pieces for the event, the smallest of which you can see in the work-in-progress photo' below. If you'd like to see what the other makers are up to why not join the Circus Acts page on Facebook HERE.
We'll keep you posted with our own progress and give you a reminder when the exhibition is about to open.
Proceeds from refreshments will go to Ledbury Refugee Support