Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Salon

Mushroom Works' Spring Salon on Sunday 23rd March will be showcasing the very best on offer in art and design. Some on the region's most exciting artists and designers are busy putting the finishing touches to new work and will be on hand to talk to you about their newest creations.

The Spring Salon is a one-day open studios event with our Ouseburn Open Studios partners, The Biscuit Factory, The Toffee Factory, Northern Print and 36 Lime Street.  There'll be lots to see, buy and do at each of these studio venues just in the run up to Mother's Day.

All of the artists and designers are looking forward to meeting you and giving a personal insight into their creative world. There'll be unique affordable work to buy from paintings, jewellery, furniture, pottery, drawings and illustrations, as well as lots of small products for the home such as this gorgeous lamp by James Design.

If you're feeling in a creative mood, we'll be giving away 200 'grow bags' packed full with ingredients that you can use to create a bird, animal, insect, flower or shrub and help our Spring garden grow. Our friends at Ouseburn Farm are bringing some 'live' cute and cuddly animals down to spend the day with us.

Marv and Diane from Muddy Fingers Pottery will be firing up the raku ovens in the yard for you to come and decorate a tile or pot with your own colourful designs. Create a unique gift for your mum, handmade by you. Get here early though as the last firing is at 2:30pm.

All we need is blue skies and you.....

Friday, March 7, 2014

Down at the Bottom of the Garden...

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th May 2014

7 – 11pm FREE ENTRY

Do you believe in fairies, nymphs and sprites? These mythical enchanted beings are bringing their woodland realm to Mushroom Works, using their dangerous and powerful ‘fairy dust’ to bewitch any unsuspecting humans.

To celebrate the 420th anniversary of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, a band of mischievous fairies, ‘Moth, Cobweb, Mustardseed’ and their friends will be tempting to trap you in Fairyland with their ‘naughty’ but ‘nice’ fairy cakes and fairy cocktails.

There'll be lots of interactive fun happening over the two nights, so come and explore this hidden magical realm before it disappears.

As ever, all of the artists and designers based in the building will be around for you to meet. Come and talk to them, find out what they do and buy or commission work from them direct in their studios.  

For further information on our programme of events and updates on courses and workshops, please go to www.mushroomworks.com