With the Zygote Festival less than a month away, things are coming together here at artsNK.
Currently, artists who are working alongside artsNK, are going into schools to prepare items which shall be used in the festival.
Already in September, we have had our seed packet design workshop. Pauline Dobson from Sleaford in Bloom worked alongside artsNK’s Marion Sander in all local primary schools, creating colourful seed packets which shall be used in the festival.
On the 12th September, Catherine Boot, Artistic Director of Can’t Sit Still, worked alongside Helen Fownes-Davies (set designer) at Carres Grammar School, to create a pod which shall be used in the aerial performance with Alexandra Hofgartner. They also worked with local primary teachers to create lanterns which shall feature in the festival. Pictures from the pod workshop can be seen in a previous post.
This week our Kinetic workshops began at Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy. Artists Nik Ramage and Martin Smith were working together with the secondary school, students and artists to create moving sculptures which shall be placed around the festival site.
We shall also be holding our Animation workshops from September going into October with Andy Penny and artsNK’s Marion Sander and Nick Jones.
Finally, the festival culminates with our open rehearsals where you can watch Alexandra Hofgartner’s aerial performance in action. If inspired, both Catherine and Alexandra shall be holding workshops for community groups at Northgate Sports Hall, where you can try your hand at aerial performance.