Balena Project


  • Installation view Ikon Gallery / The Mail Box, Birmingham
  • Photo: E. Bowen;
  • S. Whipps; Claudia Losi

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