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Inside Out is the brain child of Fleetwood based artist Gillian Wood. It is a project that is bringing together the often unseen and under represented creative talents and skills of the people of Fleetwood and surrounding areas.

It is literally turning the inside, out.

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WHERE DID IT START?

Back in March 2020 Gillian was working with us at LeftCoast as an artist in residence. As with the rest of the country her world suddenly shrunk as we went into our first COVID 19 national lockdown. Her background working in costume on Hollywood films meant she was in contact with a network of costumiers who started to sew scrubs for the NHS. Looking around the area she saw that there was no local equivalent, so she founded the Fylde Coast Scrub Hub.  The scrub hub grew through collaboration with a team of local sewers, producing over 400 sets of scrubs. Fast forward to last summer and those that had been sewing scrubs started to ask themselves, what next? Gill decided to make a film about the scrub hub and interviewed the sewing team in their gardens. She realised what a creative bunch she was working with, people weren’t only sewing, but baking, knitting, making and painting. Not only that but people were sharing stories of people making rocking horses, designing suits and sewing wedding dresses. We thought that this needed celebrating, and so Inside Out was born.

THE ARTISTS

INSIDE OUT STUDIO DAY

10AM – 5PM 

SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2021 | Old Fleetwood Hospital, Pharos Street, Fleetwood. FY7 6BE

The Inside Out maker collective is proof that creativity is all around us. We live in it and alongside it.  If you choose, you can be part of the creation of the everyday world we live in. Come and be a part of it in Fleetwood at a special Inside Out Studio Day on Saturday 30th October at the Old Fleetwood Hospital. Join us in person, or online, at our FREE workshops led by local artists and makers.

LIVE WORKSHOPS

HOW TO MAKE:
A FABULOUS HEADDRESS

SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2021

10AM – 11AM

OLD FLEETWOOD HOSPITAL, PHAROS STREET, FLEETWOOD. FY7 6BE

SUITABLE FOR AGE 14+

Make a powerful statement with your own fabulous handmade headdress. Join maker, Lizza Lane, as she shows you how. Includes a take-away making kit for you to have a go at home.

HOW TO MAKE:
PAPER FLOWERS

SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2021

12PM – 1PM

OLD FLEETWOOD HOSPITAL, PHAROS STREET, FLEETWOOD. FY7 6BE

SUITABLE FOR AGE 14+

Join maker, Val Hesketh, as she shows you how to make exquisite paper flowers to give as heartfelt gifts or to decorate your home. Includes a take-away making kit for you to have a go at home.

HOW TO MAKE:
A LINO PRINT

SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2021

2PM – 3PM

OLD FLEETWOOD HOSPITAL, PHAROS STREET, FLEETWOOD. FY7 6BE

SUITABLE FOR AGE 14+

Try your hand at relief printmaking with makers, Gillian Wood, Toluwani & Sinmiloluwa Akinlotan, who will show you how to make a lino print. Includes a take-away making kit for you to have a go at home.

AN INTRODUCTION TO: MARBLING

SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2021

4PM – 5PM

OLD FLEETWOOD HOSPITAL, PHAROS STREET, FLEETWOOD. FY7 6BE

SUITABLE FOR AGE 14+

Maker, Kate Ferris will introduce you to the magic of marbling, a centuries old form of art that creates striking, fluid abstract artworks. Includes a take-away making kit for you to have a go at home.

LIVE STREAM WORKSHOPS

If you don’t manage to get a ticket for any of the workshops above, you can watch them in real time from the comfort of your own home via Facebook Live on our Facebook page

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INSIDE OUT EXHIBITION

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The Inside Out Exhibition took place from  22 June – 18 July 2021. It was a celebration of all things creative, made in Fleetwood. We had a phenomenal response to the exhibition, both from those who exhibited and those who visited. It became a place where people could talk about their work, share their techniques and inspiration and just generally exchange stories about their home town. It really demonstrated how much this creative spaces was needed at this time.

The exhibition took place in the old Fleetwood Hospital, the perfect site for an exhibition that created a space for reflection and sharing.

You can see a short film of the exhibition above and take a look at the exhibition guide below.

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INSIDE OUT POST

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