Balena Project


Installation view Ikon Gallery / The Mail Box, Birmingham
Photo: E. Bowen; S. Whipps; the artist

An old Charity Shop was rented and transformed, for a few weeks, into a sewing shop, in the Erdington area. Inside this old store, woolen whales have been sewn by non-professional seamstresses. The models were drawings done by children from the Erdington Hall Primary School at the conclusion of a rich and amusing week-long workshop held at the same school in July 2008, with the Ikon Gallery educational team.

Ikon Gallery
A special thanks to Erdington Arts Forum