Portfolio

Welcome to our portfolio. Here you will find some examples of our previous work.

Grays Christmas Light Switch On 2019

In 2019 Emily & Carole worked with Hi Ching from AAAHA (Anglo Asiatic Arts & Heritage Association) to create the costumes for the stilt walkers who performed at the Grays Christmas Lights Switch On on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

There were five costumes in total. Three for The Magi based on their gifts, gold, frankincense and myrrh. Two angels, one angel was the traditional white angel and the other costume was based on various images of Byzantine angels.

This was the first time that Emily had made costumes of this scale as the costumes had to be long enough to cover the stilts and allow for ease of movement for the stilt walkers.

Carole was involved with making the angel wings with Hi Ching and also creating the hat for the Myrrh King.

Emily and Carole enjoyed working on this community project and look forward to getting involved in future projects.


Kinetika Processions 2018

Following on from her work experience in 2017 with Kinetika, Emily had the opportunity to return and take part in their Processions project as one of the designers of the Thurrock banner.

This was a national art project which celebrated 100 years of the women’s right to vote in the UK and cumulated in four simultaneous processions which took place in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast on 10th June 2018. It was also broadcast live on BBC 1.

The project was managed by Jo Beal, and produced 5 banners representing 5 boroughs along the Thames estuary; Barking & Dagenham, Dartford, Thurrock, Gravesend and Southend-On-Sea.

A small team of local artists was dedicated to each borough and with the help of nominations from the local community, searched and researched for local inspirational women to be featured on the banners. Each team created a shortlist of 10 nominees which were voted on by the other artist teams in secret via email. Each finished batik silk banner features 3 inspirational local women, aiming to represent the past, present and future of each boroughs.


Silk River 2017

In 2017 Emily completed work experience with Kinetika on their Silk River project.

The Silk River project explores the relationship between London and Kolkata through artistic exchange between twinned communities along the River Thames and India’s Hooghly River. During the artist residencies in June, artists and members of the local communities along the Thames created ten 6m hand-painted silk scrolls, each representing a community and showing the links to their twinned location in India.

Emily was part of the design team who created the East Tilbury scroll. During her time with Kinetika she developed her skills and learnt more about batik and silk painting. This project sparked her interest in working on community art projects.

In September 2017, following on from the work experience, she took part in the next stage of the community project which was the UK Silk River Walks consisting of ten walks starting at Kew on the 15th September and finishing at Southend on the 24th September for the finale at Southend Pier, before boarding the Waverley back to London. Each of the walks told the story of the local community, with 2 flags being added each day.