New work: That Time Could Take On Deformed Shapes As It Moved Ahead

That Time Could Take on Deformed Shapes As It Moved Ahead (2014), Andrea Willette

Hand-cut black card.

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Geometric papercut

A layered geometric papercut that I made recently.

Each layer was influenced by the shapes of the previous one. That kind of history/timebased influence was a really appealing part of the process.

Link: ‘Bringing the Outside In’ project at Willen Hospice

A lovely mention about the ‘Outside In’ project which I did with Dr. Ulka Karandikar has been included on Willen Hospice’s recent blog update about their current building work:

” The boarded corridor was beautifully decorated with a hand drawn art scene by local artist Andrea Willette. The Hospice’s Dr. Ulka Karandikar collaborated with Andrea in designing and drawing a large scale black and white mural in the In-Patient Unit. Taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape, the three panels include flowers, water and trees. Staff, visitors and volunteers helped complete the large scale mural over the course of one weekend. One visitor commented, “it was a nice distraction for the children at this difficult time”. “

Read the whole article here.

Willen Hospice

Stone Carving workshop

During my residency at Westbury Arts Centre this summer, I was able to attend the workshops running there, including the two-day stone carving workshop by Adam Williamson. I had never tried any kind of carving before, and it was a lot of fun and something I’d like to try more of, along with wood carving.

My carving in progress

‘Outside In’ participatory art project at Willen Hospice

Over the past few weeks I have been working with Ulka Karandikar at Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes to create a large three-part mural. I worked directly onto a temporary wall inside the hospice, which is up for the duration of the building work for the ‘Outside In’ building extension project.

The images for the drawings in the mural took inspiration from the ‘Outside In’ theme, and have used nature scenes from Willen Lake and the gardens in the hospice. Three panels were done in total: a scene of the lake, a scene of a path leading into some trees, and an image of flowers from the garden.

Today we invited visitors and staff to colour in the mural, leaving crayons for anyone passing by to get involved. It was brilliant fun to do from start to finish – from drawing the mural, to meeting the wonderful staff and visitors while I was drawing, and seeing everyone enjoying colouring on the walls once it was finished.

Photographs are yet to come, but in the meantime here are some images of the mural in progress:

The corridor before starting the mural

The first panel before starting

The first panel in progress

The first panel finished (the Willen goats are there on the island!)

The second panel before starting

The second panel in progress

The second panel finished

The third panel before starting

The third panel in progress

The third panel finished

The completed corridor

The completed corridor from the opposite end

Upcoming talk: Life After Art School at MK Gallery

Later this week I will be taking part in the Life After Art School talk at MK Gallery. Along with artists Julie LeFevre and Matt Taylor, we will be talking about our work, and sharing our experiences from the artist in residency programme at Westbury Arts Centre.

There will also be contributions from Angelika Studios, Wysing Arts Centre, and Artworks MK.

For more information please visit the MK Gallery event page here.

Wednesday 14th August, 6:30 – 8pm. Free.

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Open Show 2.0

I have work on show in the upcoming Open Show 2.0 at Creed Street Arts Centre in Milton Keynes! The exhibition runs from 7th August – 7th September, with the opening night this coming Wednesday from 7:30pm where there will be an artists mingle opportunity, live hyper-performances in the bar and first viewings of the shows. It will be a great chance to see lots of artwork by local MK based artists.

Creed Street Theatre & Arts Centre can be found at:

Creed Street,
Wolverton,
Milton Keynes,
MK12 5LY.