Building the shed ; finding the materials

It was a rather ambitious plan to build a shed in one day with found materials, however this idea all came from Resort Studios where they have individual artists’ spaces built with scrap woods and abandoned furniture parts. On Monday we went out to hunt for the woods, expecting some neighbours might throw away. Little did we know how much help we would get from the neighbours in the Cliftonville. When we poked our heads in the front garden where there was a nice sturdy table, a lady came over and told us we could take it and brought even more woods from the back. A guy called Anthony helped us carrying the woods and showed so much interests on our project. It was a good start for us. Now the table is going to be our tea table for visitors to enjoy some tea and cookies.

 

Found materials

Found materials

We got many positive responses on Twitter as well, especially from Rupert, who let us take some of the wood pieces he’s collected from Dreamland and the beach, which brought more characteristics of Margate into our installation. We are also grateful for Scott’s Furniture Mart and Skylight Studios, and all the others those who contacted us and let us use their tools and materials.

Unloading the woods

Unloading the woods

Carrying the woods

Carrying the woods from Scott’s Furtniture Mart

Thanks to Open Wide Zine for helping us!

Thanks to Open Wide Zine for helping us!

Of course we couldn’t do this without a great support from UAL Postgraduate Community, Resort Studios and another team here with us, ‘Open Wide’. Check out their blog and twitter as well.