MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
27 April to 27 May 2012
A team of artists have been working with Artillery exploring the ways people create a sense of welcome in their own home. Together with contributions from local creative people and residents of Enfield we extend the charm of that welcome to Fore Street’ public spaces, local businesses and street furniture whilst sharing stories of contemporary and historic homemaking.
Make Yourself at Home is a collaboration devised and led by Morag McGuire and Laura Kerry of Artillery in partnership with five principle artists: visual artist Danny Coope, writer Penny Rutterford, textile artist Carolyn Abbott, writer and games designer Dave Dow and sculptor Esther Neslen.
The following creative projects interweave to create a season of home grown art; playfully installed in unexpected settings to surprise the passer-by and art lover.
We hope you enjoy the treasure hunt…
Make Yourself At Home Projects:
Fri 27 & Sat 28 April: Where to, Please? Roaming performances from 10am-2pm each day.
Sat 12 May: Artist Accompanied Walk visiting Make Yourself at Home exhibits. Meet Fore Street Library ready to depart at 2.30pm. Walk ends Edmonton Green Library. Estimated duration 2 hours.
Fri 18 May: Bird Box Avenue Expansion. A second instalment of miniature homes in Fore Street.
By rail: Edmonton Green and Silver Street StationsBuses along Fore St: 259, 279, 144, 149, 102, 491, 349, 349, 491
Buses to Edmonton Green Bus Station: 191, 192, 616, W6, W8
Buses via Silver Street and North Circular: 34, 444
Our thanks to everyone who has supported this project. All participating artists and contributors to Bird Box Avenue and the Spinning a Yarn Homepage and Workshops. Andy Dow, Cris Thompson, John Devolle, Paul Lindt, John Lee Bird, David Sullivan, Norman Saggers, Roan Allen, Hatice Abdullah, Lorraine Cox and Cultural Services Team at Enfield Council, Hayley Byfield of Skewbald Theatre and team at the Dugdale Centre, Auntie Maureen of The Enfieldian Vintage Fair, Debbie Dean, Rose Guinan of Art Start, Deborah Daniels of Craft Guerrilla, Daisy Johnson, Regeneration, Enfield Council, Pam Tuttiett and brilliant Enfield Library Staff.
Thanks to the following people for generously donating materials for our spinning a yarn workshops.
Wendy Cushing Passementerie www.wendycushing.com/profile.html
The Handweavers Studio www.handweavers.co.uk/
Make Yourself at Home is supported by an A1010 commission awarded by Cultural Services, Enfield Council and funded by the Outer London Fund of the GLA.