Kate and Lorna established Awesome Folk and opened the doors of their first Awesome Folk Arts and Crafts After-School Club at Abbeyhill Primary School in 2013. The artists were joined by artist-in-residence Charlotte Intihar and throughout May and June 2014 they worked with 20 mixed aged pupils to study the work of the British artist Henry Moore (1898-1986). The Awesome Folk Arts and Crafts Club members made several Moore-inspired maquettes each. The group then voted for their favourite small model sculptures and the top four were transformed into the large-scale collaborative paper mâché installation which became Henry Moore Redux (2014).
At the Pop-up Art Shop: Exclusive artists-inspired accessories including Yves Klein wrapping paper and creative art cards crafted by pupils and parents were available at the 9th Colony of Artists 2014 Pop-up Art Shop with proceeds supporting the school.
Meet the Artists: Visitors to the 9th Colony of Artists 2014 were able to join in the sessions led by the artists and the exhibiting pupils to make their own art card on each festival day at 2-3pm.
See more: Lorna’s own work was also on view at the Regent Bar | Venue 1 during the 9th Colony of Artists. Kate’s own work was on view at Just the Ticket Cafe | Venue 2.
Acknowledgements: Kate and Lorna’s artists residency at Abbeyhill Primary School throughout 2014 was supported by Awesome Folk Arts and Crafts | Abbeyhill Primary School and Abbeyhill Primary School Parent Council.