May seems to be the month for craft and design jamborees, with Dundee artists Lauren Gentry, Jen Collins and Nikki McWilliams set to hold their second event, The Big Top Jamboree. After the success of Jumpers And Jamboree in March – organised in a record breaking 5 days, and including over 20 artists and designers, selling a variety of zines, prints, and jewellery – the organisers have decided to take over Drouthy Neebors' Basement for something even bigger and better.
This time around the event will be held on 17 May and will be split into 2 sessions. The first will be a variety of creative workshops running from 2-5pm. Artist Nikki McWilliams will let us into the secrets of badge making, with templates available online to print off beforehand, illustrator Lauren Gentry will help us create a zine that will be published on the jamboree blog after the event, and Catherine Barthram will be running an accessories workshop. All workshops are free, but those taking part will need to pay for any materials used. From 7-12pm the second session will take place. 30 stalls will showcase the work of Dundee artists, showing a range of photgraphy, tapestry, paintings and much more, and will include work from Mahala LeMay, Hilary Grant and Liz Myhill. Pieces of video art and animation will be projected on the walls of the venue, and live acoustic entertainment will provide the soundtrack to the event. [Alexandra Fiddes]
Jen Collins www.hellojenuine.blogspot.com Lauren Gentry www.laurengentry.blogspot.com Nikki McWilliams www.nikkimcwilliams.blogspot.comhttp://www.dundee-jamboree.blogspot.com