Sunday, 22 August 2010

Call a spade a pencil!

We had a really good turn out for Juliet's event where people could have a go at drawing using garden tools Juliet had modified with bits of charcoal, pastels, rubbers etc. The sounds made by the implements whilst drawing were just as interesting as the marks too!

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Juliet MacDonald

We last had plants back in PSL as part of our exhibition 'Town & Country' when we had a vegetable garden in the gallery. This time it's decorative plants in the shed! Towards the end of the day when the light was fading the shed had a wonderful glow coming from the grow light inside it, with the green and red of the foliage looking great against the black of the shed.

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What I really like about Juliet's drawing is the fantastic variety of marks she gets out of chalk - smudgy bits, feint tentative lines and then some very definite, deliberate lines, all adding to the sense of depth of her images.

Emily Speed

Here are some photos of Emily Speed's week on the Drawing Shed. What you can't quite tell from these is that Emily was creating a stop-motion animation. Her work included drawing and then erasing the drawing which I imagine will look something like it is collapsing on the final animation - which Emily will post here when it's done.

Here too are some pictures of the collaborative drawing evening with Emily which included activities such as drawing portraits without looking at the paper,working over lines/images drawn by the previous person and upside-down drawing.

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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Inverted Gardens

The shed is now full of plants and magical gardens are appearing on its outside courtesy of Juliet MacDonald. Come along this week to see Juliet working.

We would like to thank Hydroponica who have kindly supplied a grow light.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Lesley Halliwell - Spirograph Shed

Lesley's reflections on her time at PSL...

Day 1 Tuesday 3rd August- Drove over to Leeds from Chester this morning and the shed was everything that I had imagined; a huge blank canvas waiting to be drawn on! By the end of the day I had planned out the position of all the stencils, giving me a confidence in the overall structure. By 2pm I had started drawing. The effect is working as I had hoped but it is much slower and more arduous than I had anticipated. How come, even when you try and shift your working method, you often find yourself back on familiar territory (in my case, labour intensive and time consuming)?

Day 2 Wednesday 4th August- Feeling under pressure today because I have a huge surface area to cover before I head back home tonight. Made an 8.30 start and didnt really stop until 6pm (apart from gulping down copious amounts of tea and coffee.) As you can see from the photos I wasnt working alone and want to say a huge thankyou to artists Annie Nelson, Chris Woodard, Tom Williamson, Jane MGeeney and especially Jasmine Patel who worked on the shed throughout and also took some great photographs along the way. I have to admit, it really was a team effort!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Lesley Halliwell working on The Drawing Shed

Two solid days of working, with a team of volunteers. Lesley doesn't do things by halves. It's really interesting here to see the drawing process, and look at the fantastic result!

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Pictures from the Doodle Party!

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Monday, 2 August 2010

memo shed: completed

here are a few more images of my work on the shed from my second and third days of drawing. works in progress and finished walls.. inside was a small shop that stocked some of my zines, prints and cards. a hand drawn cowboy saloon, a shop and a shed all in one.