I work with schools and community groups to produce large-scale imagery for carnival events. I train artists, teachers, classroom assistants and parents the design and construction techniques to enable them to work alongside me in production of these and smaller hand-held lanterns. Images here show :
"Who is the Real Goram" a 2015 Green Capital project making a the legendary Bristol Giant in Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, Sea Mills and Shirehampton. Working with me were top Bristol Carnival artists Dee Moxom, Ruth Ramsey and Steph Reeves, now working together as Arts Enlarge (photos copyright Frances Gard)
Bedminster Winter Lanterns, an annual December event since 2011 involving over 1000 people of all ages in the making of lanterns large and small.
Lawrence Weston Carnival and Making Light
Hartcliffe and Withywood Lantern parade