Newman Festival | Get Set For September! | Friday 28th June 2019 | 10.00am - 1.30pm

‘Fashion Monster’

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Art Department with the build up to the annual end of year art show, which is on Thursday 22nd June, 5pm – 7pm, as well as other exciting trips and activities.

Over half term, Textiles teacher Nicola Munn and student volunteers Bethany Sugden and Emma Hughes, delivered a workshop at the Harris Museum, Preston as part of their Fashion Monster initiative.

The purpose of the workshop was to create a ‘Fashion Monster’ from discarded items of clothing and fabrics in general. The ‘Fashion Monster’ project was initiated by Dr Noki and publishing Thames and Hudson, aiming to encourage people to unleash their creativity and create a fashion monster by re-using and recycling fashion materials.

Entries submitted will be judged by the panel and there will also be a ‘People’s Choice’ winner. Winners will receive £200 and £150 in vouchers for Hudson and Thames books respectively.

If you would like to see what they have created and cast a vote for your favourite visit fashionmonster.co.uk.

The whole event at the Harris Museum was organised by Caroline Alexander, a curator in the museum. She collected huge amounts of unwanted items from local charity shops, all materials and clothing items that they had been unable to sell in order to use to create the ‘monster’.

It was an all age group project, with children as young as four all the way up to grandparents taking part. The idea was for it to be really inclusive, with everyone having fun, and not to be precious about what was being made. The ‘monster’ will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at The Harris called ‘Preston Street Style’.

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