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ds2 visual report


ds2


ds2 was an Arts Council funded project that was launched at the Social Art Summit in September 2018 and ran until the summer of 2019, working predominantly in Tinsley, Sheffield. Run by Studio Polpo, the project created a new, modular kit of parts for arts engagement, 10 years after the Drawing Shed project with Sally Barker and Sally Labern in London. On the following pages are images from the various stages, workshops and events held during the ds2 project.

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WALK SOCIAL ARTS NETWORK 1. Prototype components 2. Tinsley walk with artists 3. Tinsley walk with artists 4. Prototype tests 5. Artists talking at SAN Sheffield event

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PROTOTYPING 1. Planning session with Mary Wadeson, (project seamtress) 2. Plywood prototype assembly 3. Ripstop nylon prototyping 4. Plywood component testing 5. Material prototyping / IKEA hacking by Mary Wadeson

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FABRIC SKILLS BAG MAKING 1. Fabric Session - bag making at Tingas run by Mary Wadeson. 2. Local women preparing fabric 3. Sewing machine demonstration 4. Prototype pocket tests with reclaimed material for straps.

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FABRIC SKILLS BAG/CANOPY MAKING 1. Prototype components 2. Bag making 3. Canopy elements for ds2 4. Component bag by Mary Wadeson using IKEA and Gripple materials 5. Participant’s bags in progress

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WORKSHOP STREET PRINTING 1. Rose Smith inking-up roller for drain cover print test in Tinsley, using ds2 trolley 2. Sally Barker and Rose Smith printing from street drains in Tinsley 3. Sally Barker and Rose Smith printing from street drains in Tinsley 4. Print trolleys on the move. 5. Tinsley drain cover print

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WORKSHOP - 28/03/19 FLOG IT! 1. Sally Barker, Jack Weller and James Harrington running print workshop at Tinsley Meadows School 2. Laser-cut drain covers 3. Printed Tinsley bags 4. Children using ds2 trolleys for printing

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WORKSHOP - 08/04/19 SCREEN PRINTING I 1. Results of screen printing workshop in arts space at Tingas 2. Results of screen printing workshop in arts space at Tingas 3. ds2 components joined to make child- height printing desks 4. Laser-cut block (taken from print of drain cover) used for workshops * no participants willing to be photographed

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WORKSHOP - 15/04/19 SCREENPRINTING II 1. Nature-based screen printing workshop run by Rose Smith and Sally Barker in Tingas arts space. 2. Workshop materials 3. Rose Smith screen printing with participant 4. Table connection detail of ds2 desks

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WORKSHOP - 15/04/19 SCREEN PRINTING II 1. Rose Smith fabric printing with participant 2. Jack Weller mark-making on banner 3. Sally Barker working with participant 4. Leaf prints * not all participants willing to be photographed

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WORKSHOP - 15/04/19 PLANT OUT 1. Sally Barker and Sally Labern inviting passersby to explore moss and air quality in Tinsley Green 2. James Harrington and Sally Barker with ds2 kit and airwalk suits, Tinsley Green 3. Sally Barker and local children examining moss structures

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SOCIAL ARTS ASSEMBLY 27/04/19 1. Mobile ds2 ‘A-board’ taken to London by James Harrington 2. SAN event at Tate Exchange 3. Sally Labern and James Harrington present project and elements 4. Moss-covered extinction symbol by Sally Labern

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AIRWALK - 29/06/19 1. Airwalk/SAN poster 2. Jack Weller, Sally Barker and Sally Labern pass IKEA 3. Sally Barker passes wrecking yard with ds2 unit 4. Mark Parsons crosses tram tracks with red air quality flag 5. James Harrington at canal with ‘living suit’ 6. Airwalk route from Tinsley, through city centre, to Abbeydale Picture House.

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* all images show air quality index (AQI) measured along route

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AIRWALK - 29/06/19 1. Airwalk elements at Site Gallery 2. Sally Labern passes Park Hill 3. ds2 group cross Abbeydale Road 4. Group at final destination 5. James Harrington and Jack Weller en route with yellow air quality flag * all images show air quality index (AQI) measured along route

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AIRWALK - 29/06/19 1. Flow (air quality reader from Plume Labs) unit readings mapped along Airwalk route 2. Colour tags with AQI readings at 10 minute intervals on Mark Parsons’ suit 3. Patterns and marking by Jack Weller over course of walk on his suit

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BEESTON - 26/08/19 1. Bench using ds2 parts outside house in Beeston 2. Children assembling trolley 3. Mark Parsons working with participants to make objects 4. Trolley/canop using ds2 parts at Besston WMC family day 5. Spacer components, ds2

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ZINE 1. James Harrington Zine (Airwalk issue) front spread showing background format and component list 2. James Harrington Zine back spread 3. Sally Barker Zine (Screen print issue) showing rear spread 4. Sally Barker Zine, front detail

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ZINE 1. Sally Labern Zine (Plant-out issue) - detail 2. Sally Labern Zine - detail 3. Rose Smith Zine (Street printing issue) detail

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Project Team Sally Barker, Artist James Harrington / Studio Polpo Ruth Johnson / SCC Community Worker Sally Labern / Artist Mark Parsons / Studio Polpo Rose Smith / Graduate Artist Mary Wadeson / Seamstress & Maker Jack Weller / Graduate Artist Supporting Organisations: Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield City Council Social Arts Network Tinsley Tingas The Drawing Shed ds2 Manufacture: Chopshop CNC all images by: Studio Polpo, Sally Barker Kerri Jefferies Sally Labern

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ds2 visual report  

Report on an Arts Council funded project, working with artists Sally L:abern and Sally Barker.

ds2 visual report  

Report on an Arts Council funded project, working with artists Sally L:abern and Sally Barker.

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