An Arts Celebration
Loving our community
The Family Friendly Festival
Artists in Residence
Bus Stop Galleries
One of the festival's aims has been to promote up-and-coming artists and this year we have found a fun way of doing this by offering Artists Residencies.
Art galleries will be popping up on the High St on the Saturday of the Festival as three of Ufford's bus stops are transformed into micro exhibition spaces for our Artists in Residence - all of whom are art students.
Their work will be on display on Saturday 13th May - 10:00 - 17:00 so do support them and enjoy perusing their work
Creativity takes courage!
Evie Doris Abbott
I am an aspiring young artist from Suffolk, my work mainly focuses on identity, relationships, and emotions which are essentially all intertwined and have fascinated me ever since I was little.
My previous project which was a family tree quilt focused on my maternal heritage, which not only reflected history but also reflects the creative gene that has been past down from older generations.
However, although this project still has its family links, with my Grandpop being an avid poet himself, it is much more personal. It is primarily about my experience of being a teenage girl, including the everyday mundane of sitting waiting at a bus stop, to the highs and lows of relationships as well as living through covid. I also plan to incorporate my textile background by creating a soft sculpture to include in the exhibition, to emphasize further my intention behind it, which is ultimately to reflect the reality of being a teenage girl in the 21st century.
Also, I am currently thinking about pursuing fine arts at university with the intention to go into community arts or perhaps teaching
I cannot wait to be part of this amazing festival and am really looking forward to be able to share my work with you all"
Here are a few snippets of Evie's work. She will be situated at the Byng Hall Road Bus Shelter. Do call by to take a closer look at her powerful poetry and textiles
I am a small business owner as well as an aspiring young fashion designer from Suffolk. My small business is focused on creating quality and affordable handmade jewellery; with lots to choose from.
Over the last year I have been exploring different pathways and found myself fascinated by fashion and textiles. In my previous project I focused on upcycling as well as the concept of hell which led me to create a garment inspired by this. This project showed me how different people share some similar ideas about large concepts whilst also having wildly different views which made developing this idea so interesting for me.
In my current project I am focusing on the idea of marine life, I have explored using alternative materials as well as upcycling. I want to emphasize this point within this project to show the damaging effect we as humans are all making to marine life.
I am an aspiring young artist based in Suffolk. My work mainly revolves around the theme of womanhood with a lean towards feminism. My last final piece was about women coming together to help face the adversities we encounter in everyday life.
I am planning on studying Fine Art at university and pursuing a career in art in the future and I am so excited to be a part of this festival as my first step to achieving my dream.
I can't wait to see you all there! :)
For my current project I am focussing on body image and how the modern world influences girls and women's image of themselves and how factors like social media are making young girls self-conscious of how their body looks. This project is somewhat more personal than my previous since it incorporates themes that I am very intimate with, especially with how social media influencers influence how you feel about your own body in a negative way. I find online you often get labelled as ‘skinny’ ‘fat’ or ‘lanky’ etc, and I wanted to create a project that brought attention to this growing issue and how it affects young girls and women.