FILWOOD FABRIC at Living, Working, Making Together: KWMC Residency


Come along to the exhibition opening on Tues 20th November at Knowle West Media Centre, or pop in to see the show for the five months it's on for!

Living, Working and Making Together is residency project taking place from June - September 2018 hosted by Knowle West Media Centre in Filwood, Bristol. The four residencies 'explore how local people could work with artists to make new things and create the change they want to see in their neighbourhood' [Martha King at KWMC]. 

This project 'Filwood Fabric' will invite local people to make patterns to be digitally printed onto fabric and used for handmade souvenirs of the area, exploring what it means to live in Knowle West through reflecting on the area's past, present and future on its 80th anniversary. 

Patterns inspired by local icons, signs, curios, flora and fauna will be created and collected with residents to create surface designs for the products being made. The project will take the form of participatory workshops, drawing, pattern making, laser-cutting, printing, photography and various other processes, culminating in a group exhibition in November 2018.

The project extends and explores ideas started in 'With Art from London' (2011), which engaged residents and shop owners of Lower Marsh and Lambeth in South London in creating an alternative souvenir stall exploring the cultural identity of Londoners.  

Photography: Ibi Feher Photography