Stories from the Scrapstore


Twirling in Tooting

Our artist-in-residence, Jayson Singh was delighted to showcase his latest work at the Tooting Twirl on 16th July. The Twirl was a lively event and the weather was kind... Jayson's pedal powered waterlily-zoetrope sculpture went down a treat with children and adults alike. They had great fun turning the pedals of the upside-down bicycle to spin the giant waterlily - and peer inside to watch the flying frogs and wiggly worms in motion. The sculpture was very popular...Jayson was relieved that it stood up to the punishing use! He is hoping to make improvements to make it even more robust for its next outing. We are looking forward to your waterlily reincarnated and indeed your next creati

Getting our 'five a day' with Normand Croft

We were thrilled to deliver our vegetable portrait workshop at Normand Croft Community School as their prize for winning the WRWA 'Waste Free Lunch Challenge'. It was an absolute pleasure to work with the beautifully behaved children who made their faces using some very interesting and unusual fruit and veg (edamame beans anyone?) The children took inspiration from 16th century Italian painter, Arcimboldo and used only scissors to cut fruit and veg shapes out of our lovely materials (otherwise destined for the waste bin!) and make caricatures of their faces. Thank you so much for having us Normand Croft, we had a super time!

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