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Artist Information : Russell Thoburn
Category : Paper Making  
Preferred age groups : All age groups  
Maximum group size : 35  
Workshop Proposals : WORKSHOP IDEAS; School Banner - Each student creates their own artwork from recycled carrier bags. The individual pieces are then ironed together to create a patchwork transparent quilt type effect that can hang in communal spaces.
Building and sculpting - An opportunity to combine carrier bags with wire, yoghurt pots, etc to build structures and installations exploring space. Option to use blow torch to melt plastic.
Exploring Language - students have the task of cutting out words and letters from recycled carrier bags to make poems, crosswords, sentences to express particular themes.
Qualifications :
BA (Hons) 2:1 London Guildhall University.1995-98.
BTEC Diploma (Fine Art) , Cumbria College of Art & Design, Carlisle. 1994-95
A Levels - Art and Art History
1995-98 Ba Hons Fine Art, London Guildhall University.
1994-95 Btec Diploma Foundation Fine Art, Cumbria College of Art, CARLISLE
1989-94 Practising artist with own studio and gallery.
Exhibitions : 2007 A Fakes Progress, The Foundry, LONDON
2004 Hay Gallery, Colchester Institute, Colchester, ESSEX
2004 GE Club, Great Eastern Hotel LONDON
1998 Actually, at the end of the day, LONDON
1997 Motor Project, The Basement gallery, LONDON
1993 Inside/ Outside. Rosehill Theatre,
Location Info : South East, but will travel to all areas of the Country  
Work Experience : 2009 Facilitating Arts Day Inset, Theatre Resource, ESSEX.
2009 House of Fairytales with Gavin Turk, National Trust.
2009 Arts Week, Rokeby Independent Preparatory Sch.
2009 Environment Days, Holland Park, Duke of York.
2009 Taster Workshops, Theatre Resource, Chipping.
2008 Lecturer ‘Graduate Week 2008’ Saint Martins Col.
2008 Community Artwork and workshop, LONDON.
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