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Artist Information : Darcy Turner
Category : Paper Making  
Preferred age groups : All age groups  
Maximum group size : 30  
Workshop Proposals : Paper stick sculpture workshops enable children to make paper sticks from old newspapers using a hand cranked rolling machine and wire the paper sticks into sculptural forms (giant insects, huge towers, windmills, monumental figures, architectural installations etc.).

Wire sculpture workshops enabling children to produce animated wire mechanical sculptures (wind-powered machines, athletes, animated scenes etc.).

Metal Bashing workshops, students work with soft metals over handmade low relief plates. These panels are then wired together to form large sculptures.

“The children absolutely loved it. I am pleased to say that it was great value for money, well organized and something we will definitely want to repeat. Thank you!” – Cottenham Primary School

“Quite simply, we all absolutely LOVE Darcy! He is flexible, calm, engaging and a real treat to have in school. The boys love his inventions and they loved the wire work. Every Arts Week needs a Darcy!” – Rokeby School  
Qualifications :
London Arts Board Artists in Schools training course - London College of Furniture, London.

BTEC HND: Furniture

BTEC OND: Furniture

City & Guilds: Furniture Craft  
Exhibitions : Devious Devices - Touring Sculpture Exhibition - Various UK venues.
Claude Andre Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
Wysing Arts, Cambridge.
Colins Gallery, Glasgow.
York Museum of Automata, York.Hitchcock’s Gallery, Bath.
Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire.
Mid-Pennine Art Gallery, Sheffield.
Royal Festival Hall, London.  
Work Experience : Freelance artist and workshop tutor.
Artist in Residence - Sir William Burrough Primary School, London.  
For more information, or to check the availablity of Darcy Turner, please use the schools enquiry form