I had a fantastic night a couple of weeks ago performing a commissioned piece 'Anicient Waters' as part of Holmfirth Arts Festival in collaboration with Arun Ghosh and his band, and my partner in crime Benjamin Rabe (collectively we are Bunny and the Beardman).
Ancient Waters from Fabric Lenny on Vimeo.
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Great to see Le Tour de France pass through Yorkshire and in particular Holmfirth on Sunday. Here are a few images of the Plant-Life-Cycle installation on the windows of the market hall, this one with the cyclists passing through shows me and the Cycle-Shed in the background. Images Jonty Wilde.
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Monday, 5 May 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014
The Cycle Shed became the canvas on Saturday as I projected digital paintings directly on to its surface, and even managed to make a live animated projection piece inspired by the birdsong of Dewsbury Country Park. Much fun!! Photos by Yvonne Roberts.
Cycle Shed Projection - Bird from Fabric Lenny on Vimeo.
|Chatting with the Fauna Drawing Workshop|
|Drawing I developed in collaboration with Jonathan Grauel, based on work made by workshop participants.|
I recently delivered a series of drawing focused workshops as part my 'Chatting with the Fauna' exhibition at the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield. The workshops engaged with almost 400 primary school pupils and their teachers over a 5 day period, and the children's work then formed part of the continuing exhibition.
As usual I got on my soap box and talked enthusiastically about the importance of drawing as a communication tool.
I received an email this morning from one of the teachers who attended the workshops;
I came with my class from School last term to do some art with you for the exhibition in Mirfield. I know the kids really enjoyed it but I was actually really inspired by your work and your approach. You told the kids to never give up drawing as that's what happens to people in their teens. That was pretty much me, but after that day I went and bought a sketch pad and some felt tips and started drawing again. So much so I've started using acrylics, oil pastels, watercolours and crayons and got myself a shed to do it all in.
So I'd just like to say thanks for the inspiration. It gave me the push to do the picture books I've wanted to do for a while.
This email filled me will a warm glow :) I wish Sonny the best of luck with his drawing journey.
Everyone should draw more!!!
|One of Sonny's drawings following the workshop|