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Residents Invited to do a bit of 'Tinkering'

Published Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Ribble Valley residents are invited to do a bit of ‘tinkering’ at the award-winning Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.

Designer Jason Taylor, who set himself the challenge of designing and making a new object every day of the year throughout 2012, is currently exhibiting at the gallery with his touring show Everyday Objects.

Jason has exhibited his sculptures, lighting and furniture in art galleries and museums throughout the world, as well as design outlets such as The Conran Shop.

He ‘tinkers’ with mundane, mass-produced items, such as matchsticks, cheese-graters and biros, to create eye-catching, unusual objects and sculptures.  

And now residents aged six or over can join in the fun at two free workshops being facilitated by Jason on 12 August and 24 September.

Platform Gallery supervisor Helen Cresswell said: “Jason’s work is visually striking and challenges our assumptions about craft by sparking discussion around recycling, manufacture and consumption in our throwaway society.

“We are pleased that residents can join Jason in a spot of tinkering at two free workshops, which we hope will inspire them to look anew at everyday objects and rethink how they can use disposable items.”

The workshops will feature a family-friendly activity area, where residents young and old can play with objects, exhibit their creation on a plinth, take a photograph and share it using the hashtag #EverydayObjects.

The workshops will take place during the Clitheroe Food Festival this Saturday (12 August) from 1 to 4pm and on Saturday, 24 September, from noon to 3pm.

Places are available on a first-come-first-served basis to residents aged six are over and early booking is advised.

Jason’s exhibition, Everyday Objects: More of the Same, runs at the Platform Gallery until 7 October.

The Platform Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm and Sunday over the summer from 11am to 4pm. Further details are available on 01200 425566.


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