A 1970’s classic VW Camper Van that will act as a mobile workshop, café and kiosk hosted by design collaborative Konvertible. During the Art Weeks, Café Konvertible will travel to different villages and towns in Somerset, inviting participants to lend their time, skills and creativity to work together to produce unique, specially designed objects on the theme of “Café Life”. All objects will be labelled “MADE BY SOMERSET” and will be used in the mobile café, on show and on sale at Wick Farm at Langport during Art Weeks.
SAT 17th, 2-4pm, Great Bow Wharf, Langport (Fabric Printing and re-inventing T-shirt Printing, suitable for all ages and abilities.)
TUE 20th, 11am to 2pm, Vintage Fair, Yeovil (Suitable for those interested in sewing, crochet, knitting and making things. Booking essential, limited to 12 people for this workshop)
WED 21st, 11am to 2pm, Sew Vintage, Wells (Suitable for those interested in sewing, crochet, knitting and making things. Booking essential, limited to 12 people for this workshop)
FRI 23rd, 11am to 2pm, Langport Town Centre (Metal Workshop, Booking essential, limited to 10 people only)
SAT 24th, 11am to 2pm, Montacute Best Level Market (Suitable for all ages & abilities)
Prior the arrival of Cafe Konvertible in September, SAW worked with artist facilitator Sophy Denny lead on range of workshops to create many many useful materials for Lead artist Lisa Cheung from Konvertible to use in the workshops in September. They include drawings by using tea and coffee, vegetable printing on fabric and recipes writing. Thanks Abbey House in Glastonbury, Octagon Theatre in Yeovil, Lanes Hotel at West Coker kindly let us to run the workshop during their events. Check out the link below to see what has been created through the workshops, many will be 'converted' to collaborative art pieces in the workshops in September.
Konvertible is a design initiative by artist Lisa Cheung (based in London, UK & Granada, Spain) and designer Sammy Delgado Escobar (based in Madrid, Spain). The initiative invites a range of participants (amateurs to professionals) to collaborate to produce high quality, interesting objects that combine traditional craft skills, digital technologies and low-cost materials. The result will be a set of limited edition objects that are affordable but still designed and made locally by individuals. Instead of one fixed workshop location, Konvertible travels to different places. Previous projects had been sited in Bedford Creative Arts (Bedford, 2010-ongoing), Casa Paraollells, Feria de Diseno (Madrid, 2011), Juanchaco-Ladrilleros (Pacifico, Colombia) and Children Garden City Cordaba (Kali, Colombia).