Thursday, 26 May 2011
The first response I'm reporting here has a bit of a twist, because I actually took the photo myself. This is because Louise, who found my white and red knitted waistcoat, had been into the Woolgather show several times to say that she didn't have access to a camera and internet to send a picture, but still wanted to signal that she had found the garment.
Luckily I happened to be in on Wednesday when Louise came in, she didn't have the waistcoat with her so I asked her to write her name and what she'd found, and hold it up so I could take a picture and document her involvement.
Thank you Louise! x
The second response to report today is from the finder of a floaty nightie I left by The Ship pub. From this I'd say it had an interesting night! Thanks to Zane for sending me the photo.
First drop of the day, this sheer lacy little pink waistcoat, outside St John's offices, next to Wormald Row.
Next this slinky little beige top, looking somewhat like a sting ray in my opinion as it flutters in the wind. Left on a post opposite TK Maxx.
For the third and final Tuesday in Leeds, I started with this purple top, left in a tree next to a man playing accordion.
Next this red 80s dress with shoulder pads, frills, and button detail. Hanging on a map of the city at Leeds Markets car park.
Monday, 23 May 2011
I'm a bit late getting these on here after all the excitement of Friday, but here goes!
To kick off, I left this extremely 80s tennis dress on the door to the gallery.
Next this olive coloured cravat with burgundy detail, (a rare men's item!)
Et finalement, this blue high waisted and beautifully patterned skirt. She got a bit wet through I think in the rain!
Sunday, 22 May 2011
I forgot to add the photos of this little skirt last Wednesday - I left her on the exhibition floor in the afternoon.
I realised this oversight when I received an email from the lovely people who found her! Here are their photos.
(for some reason I can't turn this second one around! I'll get back on the case tomorrow, in the mean time, heads tipped to the side everybody and enjoy)
I'm really happy to say that With Love From The Artist won the Woolgather Art Prize 2011!!!
So I'm sending such a huge thank you to everyone who got behind me in Leeds. All the wonderful and inventive photo replies you sent, all the encouraging feedback I received, you all made this a success. I wasn't sure what the outcome would be of the project as an exhibition concept, but in fact it's seemed to work really well, and it's been lovely having a base from which I take the clothes each day, and where dialogue can take place.
Well done to all the other artists, such an array of talent. And finally the biggest well done and thank you to the Woolgather team Annie Nelson, Chris Woodward and John Slemensek. Tis mind blowing what you've done making the Woolgather Art Prize happen. Bloody inspirational.
And it's not over yet, the show is still open for the rest of the week, during the course of which the works will be given to people who voted. I will also be in Leeds distributing clothes for the rest of the week, so keep your eyes open!
Thursday, 19 May 2011
This lovely picture and message arrived today from Lisa who found my scarf yesterday.
Aaaaaaand......I have indeed received further feedback from my yellow skirt which was found and repositioned by Oliver last week (see here). It seems it has journeyed to a strange and distant planet.
Amazing surprise I had yesterday, another reply but not from Leeds this time. A little blue top I left in Toulouse just before leaving, here is the breathtaking response. Not just a picture, 2 pictures and a poem, in video form.
As for the video, I can't work out how to get it directly on the blog, so until I work it out click here.
Dresses and nighties today.
First this pinky checked dress with a tie at the waist, dangling from a hanging basket outside Santander.
a pale blue embroidered nightie in the alleyway leading to the Ship pub.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
This evening I received another reply , from Dot (what a great name) who found my floral shirt the other day. Here's her very pretty picture.
the other reply I had this week wasn't from somebody who found one of my items, just from a lovely encouraging lady. I'm posting it here anyway:
I went a bit further afield today and found some great places to leave things.
My first couple of drops were close to home though:
number one was a blue pink and white silky scarf of the exhibition door
number two was this brown and white scarf tied around a lamp post on Bond Street
Then I went for a wander in a direction I hadn't taken before and found the perfect spot for scarf three:
a beigey greeny browny floral scarf, tied around the eyes of this statue at Bond Court
Walking a bit further I came across Park Square where I left my next two items
conveniently overhanging trees down one side of the park meant I could dangle this magenta shoulder padded delight right in the path of passers by.
next I went inside the park, and in possibly my boldest move yet, I crept under a tree, right behind a couple eating lunch on a bench, and hung a dress just above a man who was having a lunchtime nap on the grass.
This was one of my favourite moments ever.