Anna Garforth works with recycled and natural media, so far her sustainable artworks have been used for public events, community projects, workshops, campaigns, publications and exhibitions.
Anna ran a one-day workshop with graphic arts and fashion communication students.
Students chose the topic and produced a piece highlighting the environmental damage of plastic bags dumped in the sea to be eventually swallowed by fish with fatal consequences.
Plastic bags were used as the medium and were gently welded together by ironing and then cut and manipulated.
The normally quite Met Quarter was unusually busy today; bustling with University and college students who had been invited to go behind the scenes of Gok Wan’s fashion fix to see him create one of his inventions. On arrival the production team sent all the students to the top of the escalator to be filmed descending towards to hosting store.
During the time before the event the group queued up outside the store with great excitement.
On entrance to the store you were met with a beautifully elegant set design decorated in pink and white and at the back were the clothes rails and rustic Victorian mirrors. Standing in the centre of the room was the man himself, Gok Wan.
Eager to start the session he flaunted the garments he was using and the haberdashery that was going to help him change the clothes.
Gok’s chosen theme for this fashion show is Heritage; teaming green waxy jackets with glamour to make all things High Street look Designer. When creating one of the garments Gok enlisted the help of a student to attach buttons to speed up the process, through the duration the camera’s were rolling and students were encouraged to ask questions about the garments.
Mid-afternoon when all the alterations had been made the outfit was finally ready. Gok talked about the outfit, styling and prices while dressing the model head to toe. The final thing to do was send the model down the catwalk for the whole room to see the finished product.
Today was a great opportunity and well deserved in my opinion as payment for handing out flyers in the wind and rain yesterday.
By Natalie Ashmore
Final year Illustration student Grainne Aldred’s “Lung Tree” poster has been selected as a finalist out of 1610 entries for the prestigious skopje international “ecoLogic” poster competition – BRILLIANT
As part of the learning by discourse lectures in Design, Revital Cohn is speaking on WEDNESDAY 17/11/10 5.30 Lecture Theatre one
Revital is a designer who produces extraordinary objects of wit and intelligence and ‘develops critical objects and provocative scenarios exploring the juxtaposition of the natural with the artificial. Her work spans across various mediums and includes collaborations with scientists, bioethicists and animal breeders’.