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Modern Makers 2018

Modern Makers 2018

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Photo by Florencia García Chafuén
Photo by Florencia García Chafuén
Photo by Florencia García Chafuén
Photo by Florencia García Chafuén
Photo by Florencia García Chafuén

Modern Makers 2018 is running from March - August 2018.

Each year a different maker works with a small group of young people enabling them to learn craft skills and gain an insight into how small creative businesses operate. This year we are very excited to have Alex Rigg as our Maker.

Alex Rigg is an artist working in a number of different disciplines. His work is often of a large scale and developed for a specific context or location. He makes performance events with his company, Oceanallover, and has designed set, costumes and choreography for many other companies, including NVA, Theatre Cryptic, Theatre Babel, Nation, Al Seed, Ramesh Meyapaan and Process 10:28. He designs and builds green oak structures that are functional and sculptural, making use of traditional framing techniques. Together with Trevor Leat, he designs and builds large willow structures, including The Wickerman for the Wickerman Music Festival in Galloway and pyrotechnic sculptures for Carlton Hill as part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and for Jorvik Viking Centre, York. Much of what he makes involves collaboration with other artists, musicians and craftsmen.

The Modern Maker participants will work alongside Alex in the design and creation of costume for his new production ‘Orographic’ with Oceanallover.  Participants in the Modern Makers programme will look at design and thinking processes for the creation of wearable objects; the translation of thinking into three dimensional form; choices and possibilities with materials; construction techniques including sewing, gluing, laminating, riveting, welding and wrapping. They will experiment with form in relation to the human body and part of the creation process will take place in a rehearsal context working directly with professional movement practitioners. The pieces created will be used as part of ‘Orographic’ presented by Oceanallover in 2018.

Modern Makers 2018 is supported by The Holywood Trust and the William Grant Foundation