Museums at Night
17 May 2014 – 17 May 2014
As part of Museums at Night, the annual late night festival of arts, culture, and heritage, we're looking for people to help us make a new piece of art in the form of a contemporary ‘patchwork quilt’ at Enginuity.
As part of Museums at Night, the annual late night festival of arts, culture, and heritage, we're looking for people to help us make a new piece of art in the form of a contemporary ‘patchwork quilt’ at Enginuity. This modern take on traditional needlework will feature images of visitors’ own faces etched onto sheets of brightly coloured acrylic. At the end of the evening the artwork will be illuminated to reveal all the colours and etchings.
The free family event, which runs from 5.30pm until 7.30pm on Saturday 17 May, is also a great opportunity for you to experience the giant techno exhibits in Enginuity.
Rather than sewing together squares of fabric, the Enginuity team are re-inventing the concept using their brand new Fab Lab to etch the images. The state-of-the-art design and manufacture facility houses 3D printers, moulding equipment and high powered laser cutters.
Once all of the individual panels have been joined together with cable ties, the finished ‘quilt’ will be hung in Enginuity as a lasting reminder of this fun event.
Various quilts have been created by museum visitors over the years; the last, which comprised individually decorated squares, was made by local community groups to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. The museum is now keen to develop the theme across a wide variety of media.
Admission to Enginuity will be free of charge from 5.30pm until 7.30pm on Saturday 17 May. For further information contact the Visitor Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk.