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Interactive Weaves: Plastic Weave

June 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Interactive Weaves poster featuring Alice Hume

Celebrate the return of workshops with Alice Hume!

Interactive Weaves is a series of free workshops, taking place twice a month over the summer. The project is led by textiles artist Alice Hume, and each event will be supported by artists from across Portsmouth. The supporting artists will offer complimentary workshops from life-painting ships, painting found items from the beach, and making ceramic embellishments to decorate the woven artworks.


Each weave is centred around a given theme, with the second in the series being Plastic. Join Alice on Sunday 27th June to create a woven artwork using recycled plastics, and develop your creative skills in a calm and Covid-secure environment. All woven artworks will be displayed in an exhibition in the Round Tower in September.


Additional dates include 18th July, 25th July, 15th August, and 22nd August.


Please note – social distancing requirements may be subject to change. Updates will be communicated via our blog page and social media.


Alice Hume

Alice Hume is a well-established textiles artist, who has exhibited across the UK and developed her skills internationally. She frequently runs sell-out workshops online and from her studio. We are delighted to share this opportunity for the public to work alongside professional artists for free. The Plastic Weave will be supported by illustrator and textiles artist Emma Nicol, and will be live-painted by Simon Whitcomb.




Every workshop has been designed to be accessible to all. The workshops will take place outdoors on an even surface, with low tables provided that are be comfortable for all to use. The Hotwalls Studios, the Round Tower and The Canteen are also suitable for wheelchair/mobility scooter users.

Accessible toilets and parking available on site.

All are welcome. The workshops are suitable for experienced makers and total novices.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The project is free of charge, thanks to support from the Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grant.


For more information, visit: www.vanderhume.co.uk/interactiveweaves


With thanks to Arts Council England and the John Hansard Gallery for support.






June 27, 2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Alice Hume
Hotwalls Studios


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