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The Paper House herself

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With the paper garden in tow and now its attendant art gallery coming along for the ride !

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The gallery includes some amazing pictures which were so kindly sent to me by a teacher Lisa Wee and her class of pupils from a school in Nairobi ,Kenya… so here they are being exhibited in the garden.. the paintings will also join Anne Kelly’s exhibition in our grade room for the rest of the season.

When we thought about our week (31st May until 8th June 2014)  of paper related happenings,workshops and exhibitions  for the Chelsea Fringe down on the prairies ,we knew we would have wealth of stars to help us get into that groove and here are the best stars we have been able to line up for you

Pages by Stages : Alison Crosthwaite

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Prairie hens in paper kilns : Sabine Dahn

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alongside these stars are their co-stars

Anne Kelly : our talented textile artist  in residence who will be inspiring us with her textiles ,and guiding craftwork in paper ,textiles and beyond from the prairie wagon in the garden room

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Jill Tattersall  : an artist with an eye for paper making who will be helping you send out postcards from the prairies and who will be constructing concertina books to baffle and bamboozle and she will be showing you how to make your own Matisse masterpiece

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Jill Staples : a lovely local photographer working with images applied on to Japanese papers.She also makes beautifully colour co-ordinate photographic books

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Paul Cox: sculptor extraordinaire turning his hand to big paper sculpture

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Lydia Crook: paper sculptor whose work we shall be exhibiting via our virtual online gallery

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Julia Widdows : writer extraordinaire who will be promoting her books and will be running a win a book competition

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the ways of paper are many and mysterious.. And it is time for you to experience their many layers and latitudes..

And don’t forget the strangely challenging and wonderful Paw People exhibition by Tom Barker now showing in a marquee in the garden.

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img2052014 sees Sussex Prairies joining  the Chelsea Fringe Brighton for a week of paper related happenings….we are now making our Little Paper House on the Prairie – a wheeled paper house and mini prairie garden which will be wheeled out into the garden  for some prairie perambulations accompanied by the biggest garden gallery of outdoor paper artworks ever .

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When ?

for a whole week 31st may until 8th June  2014 Sussex Prairies will be celebrating all things papery ,  with paper related workshops and events. Weave with paper with Jackie Sweet ,make a paper kiln to fire prairie chickens with Sabine Dahn , design your own notebooks -Pages in Stages with Alison Crosthwaite and show the Egyptians how we  really make paper with The Wolf and Jill Tattersall ! Our artist in Residence Anne Kelly , textile artist extraordinaire, will also be setting up her prairie wagon for a ho down of textile and paper delights too.

The Paper Files

deep in the heart of Sussex our chief designer and wonderful volunteer , Ron, starts the tricky business of drawing up the plans for making the paper house. Working with a motley assortment of recycled wood and old window frames this talented architect prepares the blueprint for the architectural spectacle to come….

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Joining the  Outdoor Prairie Art  Gallery : how to do it ?

we are inviting everyone from the age of 0 to 106 to create artworks to accompany the paper house on its prairie garden travels. All you need to do is send us a picture of a house or home (could be a picture of a castle,igloo,tree house,tent, semi detached , bungalow,mud hut,cave  etc ) on an A4 sheet of paper with your name, address and age on the back of it . We shall laminate your artwork, stick it on a garden label , and it will accompany the Paper House out in the wilds of the prairies for a week in wind,sun ,rain and shine. There will be Golden Prairie Family season tickets to win in the different age categories as well as art kits for the best artworks ! so let your imagination run wild. All artworks can be collected from Sussex Prairie garden after the 8th June, but sadly we cannot return them to you in the post.Remember, all pictures will be subject to all the elements so may not be in perfect condition after their adventure !

Coming Soon !

* Pictures from the Frontline with Ron  – The Paper House -his own grand design

*Art – but not as we know it…

*Papier Mache- one step beyond…img202

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plantfairfourplantfairmainimageThe Fair is a comin’ hurtling straight towards us on Sunday 1st September 2013 and its a big one.

fairdaisyrootsWho is Coming for Plants ?

From the plant world we have handpicked the best in specialist plant nurseries : Blueleaf Plants,Brighton Plants,Charleshurst,Daisy Roots,Desirable Plants,Diane Cole Hardy Plants,Dysons Nurseries, Hardys Cottage Garden Plants, Herbal Haven, Eastcroft Roses, Longacre,Ockley Court, Madrona, Pennard Plants,Phoenix Perennials, Pineview, Plant Base,Scarecrow Plants, Nymans,Sweetbriar, Plant Specialist, Usual & Unusual , Wild Flower Lawn and Meadows, Rose Cottage , Chris Ghyselen, Swallowfields,Little Omenden Farm ,Swallowfields,Kevin Hughes, King Johns , Plant Heritage, Rapkyns, Decoy, The Garden House , Fat Plants and Borde Hill

jilltattersallimage12And on the Arts Side ?

Adele Scantlebury,Alison Chesman & Jose Heasman,Bev Burt,Chris Burchell Collins, Coalshed Pottery,Colleen Vaux,Dave Unsted,DC Designer Jewellery,Dragonfly Glass Art,Fibreactive,Ewan Rogers carpentery,The Luddite,Janet Mitchell,Janine Creaye,Louise Durham,Lou Johns Sculptor,Michele Carnie,Pamela Holmes, Pauline Findlay,Driftline,Rowdy & fancy Chocolate, Tom Critchley, Sue Petty,Terrapot,Terry Guile, Saxon Stickmakes, Holly Bell, Glassfollies, Jackie Sweet,Wellgreen Lewes,Cathy Hart, Anne Kelly, Si Uwins, Carol Wagstaff , Jill Tattersall, Miranda Ellis  and Tom Smith.

plantfairrobinand the countryside interest is provided by :

Butterfly Conservation Sussex,Sussex Gardens Trust, and Sussex Wildlife Trust.

plantfairpicnicWhat more could you be asking for except wonderful homemade cakes, teas , coffees from our teashop and a mouth watering line up of refreshments from the catering tent including those succulent mouthwatering Shetland lamb burgers , warming homemade soup and ploughmans rolls.We’ve got everything for you !

Directions how to find us – on the website.www.sussexprairies.co.uk. but there will be pink buffalos to guide you all the way ! Read more about it on the Sussex Prairies website including much more detail about all the exhibitors and links to their websites.

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