Hollybank Woods Summer
In June 2015, Hollybank Woods held a wonderful woodland fair, with woodland craft demonstrations, live music, morris men, maypole dancing, wonderful homemade cakes and tea, the mask installation and of course the pop-up press. I ran and set up the press on site working alongside visitors of all ages to create their own dry-point printed in the middle of the unique Hollybank Fair poster, designed and editioned by myselff specifically for the event. The fair was hugely successful with well over 200 visitors on the day, with much merryment and dancing, and of course printing.
The event allowed me to discuss with visitors my role as artist in residence, and of course get involved in much excited discussion about the mask installation. Many children whom I worked with on the mask came along to the fair keen to take part in creating their own dry-point drawing for their Hollybank poster.
All photos: AB