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Wonderland Belfast opens at the Ormeau Baths Gallery on 8 October 2008

Trish Belford, Interface, University of UlsterDocument break.
“Wonderful Wonderland! A project filled with wisdom and great people, aesthetically and scientifically raising the awareness of real worries of the world.
Making the dresses and seeing them disappear brings a strange sadness but proves that the Wonderland metaphor really works.
I am looking forward to bringing the beauty and challenge achieved in London and Sheffield to the people of Northern Ireland.”

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Q&A: 7th October 2pm:
Q & A with Helen Storey, Tony Ryan (University of Sheffield) and Trish Belford (Interface University of Ulster). This session is a chance for you to question the leaders on the Wonderland project and aims to  generate discussion on the implications and solutions opened up by the project. This session is open to everyone and is particularly relevant to school groups and students.

Interface Masterclass: 16th October 3pm- 4pm:
Masterclass at OBG with Trish Belford, Aoife Ludlow and Emma McClintock from Interface (University of Ulster). The Interface team will talk through their role in the project with hands on demonstrations of the processes involved during the making of the ‘disappearing dresses’. This is a unique opportunity to have a go at testing out these new materials for yourself, using some of the most cutting edge textile technologies available today.

Family Recycling Workshop 18th October 10.30am – 12.30pm:
Family Workshop with Aoife Ludlow and Emma McClintock from Interface. A one off workshop for families using Interface technologies to create new art work from the old. This is a workshop based around the core ideas of sustainability and recycling that underpin the ‘Wonderland’ project to create one off art pieces and is designed to make you rethink your own family’s waste production and energy consumption.

Family Science: 25th October  2pm – 3pm:
A fun family workshop with Debbie Merrigan. A chance for the whole family to get involved and learn about the wonderful world of science. Make your own flubber, create explosions while learning about the wonderland project. This workshop is suitable for children from  5+.

Frills & Fashion Workshop1st November- 2pm –4.30pm:
Textile Workshop with Aoife Ludlow and Emma McClintock suitable for 15 years +. Bring in a piece of material, whether an old pillowcase, a pair of jeans or a t-shirt and spend the afternoon using the latest technologies from Interface to transform them into something spectacular. Refreshments will be provided.

During the run of Wonderland, there will be a dedicated space for workshops and an education resource room. Tours and workshops are available to school groups/ community groups throughout the exhibition. For more information or to make a booking please contact the education officer on [email protected] or phone 92890 321 402

Creative Youth Partnerships
Creative Youth Partnerships in conjunction with University of Ulster Cultural Diversity Fund will provide an opportunity for 100 young people across N.Ireland to work with professional artists in Wonder-Labs for five+ days from Oct –March 09. The young people will form responses to the concepts of Wonderland producing a variety of lifestyle products. The Wonder-Labs with be facilitated at the University of Ulster, Belfast and in Creative Learning Centres across N.Ireland.

Trish Belford, Emma McClintock, Aoife Ludlow and Duncan Neil from University of Ulster, Interface - the artists responsible for developing the textiles used in Wonderland will mentor the students throughout the creative process. 

The University of Ulster, Belfast will house Primitive Streak - a fashion collection that explores human development created by The Helen Storey Foundation . The capsule collection explains 10 key events in the first 1,000 hours of human life demonstrating the merging of art and science to come up with something completely new and exciting.   
Students, teachers and artists involved will receive an introductory talk by Helen Storey. She will depict life in the fashion industry on an international level and describe how her work has evolved to incorporate science technologies and design.

CYP will support collaborative working across science and art departments in schools and colleges.

For further details please contact Lesley Quinn –Creative Youth Partnerships Development Officer NEELB

E : [email protected]
T: 028 94482268
W: www.cypni.org

Last updated 18th September 2008

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  dissolving dress, london college of fashion: photo - Alex Maguire
Dissolving Dress at LCF : photo Alex Maguire

workshop image: photo Kamina Walton
Helen Storey talking to students during the workshops : photo Kamina Walton


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