Curio•sea•ty workshops – Stanley & Audrey Gallery

A big thank you to the Stanley and Audrey Gallery for hosting our second series of Curio•sea•ty workshops. We had a great time giving these workshops and meeting such lovely participants! On Day 1 we were embossing on paper and clay with our second workshop on Day 2 focusing on spool knitting and grafting.

We hope these skills have sparked lots of ideas for our participants – to now take away and play with through their own work, like we have.

curioseaty workshops - embossing 5

curioseaty workshops - embossing 6

curioseaty workshops - embossing 7

Curioseaty workshop - embossing 2

Curioseaty workshop - embossing 4

Curioseaty workshop - grafting 3

Curioseaty workshop - grafting

Curioseaty workshop - grafting 2


Curio•sea•ty at South Square

We are delighted that our ‘Curio-sea-ty’ exhibition will be hosted at South Square Centre, in Bradford. Preview Night, Friday 05 June, 7 – 9pm Exhibition Open, 06 June – 26 July


Curio•sea•ty Lorna Barrowclough and Hondartza Fraga In ‘Curio-sea-ty’ Lorna Barrowclough and Hondartza Fraga explore the theme of sea, and our relationships with it. Based on wide research, including visits to key maritime centres and museums, they have developed new work created both collaboratively and individually. ‘Curio-sea-ty’ is work in progress – artworks will continue to be developed, but this exhibition provides a useful point at which to present the work, share ideas, reflect on progress made and consider the next steps. More info about South Square here.

Curio•sea•ty Exhibition

Opening Night Tues 24th March from 6pm
Exhibition continues until 29th March Weds – Sun 11-5pm
(other times by appointment also)

The exhibition also includes a postcard collection of over 100 artists images and a performance by the sea-shantie singing group The Ocean Loiners on the opening night.

East Street Arts, Patrick Studios Project Space
St Mary’s Lane, Leeds, LS9 7EH

Click here to download PDF invite.

We hope you can join us. We are interested in group tours and if you are part of a particular group of people that would like a guided visit, just get in touch with us.

workshops postponed

Unfortunately we need to cancel our upcoming Curioseaty workshops, due to not having reached the minimum numbers we needed to run them. This applies to both workshops, part 2 (21st) and part 3 (28th).

We hope to be able to re-schedule for a later date.

The exhibition still goes ahead as planned, and we hope to see you at the opening night on Tuesday 24th.

Lorna & Hondartza

A Day for Curio•sea•ty – parts 2 & 3

These workshops have been postponed. Click here for more info.

Over the last few months the Curio•sea•ty team have found, played and homed various traditional technics to enable them to produce pieces of work that will be exhibited as part of the Curio•sea•ty exhibition that opens in March. Alongside the show we are running two full-day workshops where we will share some of these skills. Each workshop will include 2 or more different techniques, no previous experience is needed and all materials are provided.

The workshops are partly subsidised with a grant from Leeds Inspired (part of Leeds City Council) so we are able to offer them at only £10 per person!

Come and join us for one or both days. These are the details for each session and how to book.

Saturday 21st March, 11:00 am – 4:30pm
East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, St Marys Lane, LS9 7EH

Learn and experiment with different embossing techniques and decorating using the object fruits of the sea! The day will include learning about the following:

Paper embossing – using a variety of materials and objects
Embossing on clay – playing with different surfaces and materials to create beautiful individual clay objects
Sea shell drawings – integrating traditional drawing techniques with the humble sea shell.


Saturday 28st March, 11:00 am – 4:30pm
East Street Arts, Patrick Studios, St Marys Lane, LS9 7EH

Learn to use and make your own spool knitter, followed by learning and playing with basic grafting techniques. The day will include learning about the following:

Spool knitting – make your own spool knitter and learn how to use it!
Experimenting with your spool – trying out different yarns and strings to make your own creations
Basic grafting – learn and play with grafting on different objects


All materials will be provided and no prior experience needed. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day, however lunch is not included. So please bring your own pack up!

Please note: This workshop is for people aged 16 and above

This event is supported by Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.

Opening Night at pocagallery

So the first exhibition of From Sea To You/ Del Mar para Ti at pocagallery opened last night and it went very well! Thank you to all the visitors and participants, specially those who made it to the gallery last night!

here are a few shots from last night. The gallery is open today and tomorrow (5-8pm)

From Sea To You – Del Mar Para Ti

We did an open call for artists to contribute one or more images that expressed their relationship with the sea. We had an overwhelming respond with 134 artists in total! We wanted this exhibition to showcase the eclectic and kaleidoscopic relationships artists have with the sea so we are delighted to have included everyone that responded!

The first exhibition will take place at pocagallery on the 19, 20 and 21 of December. Opening night on the 19th from 7pm.

We want to send our most sincere thanks to all the artists who have contributed and shared their work. Also special thanks to art historian Lorena Benéitez who has written a piece about the relationship between man and the sea exclusively for this exhibition.

Here are all the images that will be part of the show:

From Sea to You – Calling all Artists!

An exhibition of artists postcards.
Calling all artists for contributions!

Deadline: 30th November 2014

We are inviting artists to share* one (or more) digital works that express their relationship with the sea or what the sea means to them. All the works will be exhibited at pocagallery in Spain in December 2014 and in Patrick Studios Project Space as part of Curio•sea•ty’s culminating exhibition in March 2015.

The works must be submitted as digital files that we will print ourselves in postcard size, and each work will be for sale at €10/£8, all sale proceeds will go towards funding the final stage of Curio•sea•ty. (If your image is sold in the first exhibition, we will produce a second edition for the second exhibition in 2015, all postcards will be labelled with the artist details).

You can submit as many digital works as you like and we guarantee to include at least one image per artist, please send files in JPEG format, at least 148 x 105 mm and 300 ppi.

Send the files accompanied by a short statement (100 words) to

*the works can be reproductions of existing works or new work created for this project, in any medium that can then be reproduced digitally. By ‘share’ we mean to give us permission to print and sale the image submitted without receiving any remuneration. The authors will retain all rights and ownership of their original works.

Review and artist talk at Wayfarers

We are very excited this morning because our exhibition at Wayfarers, Brooklyn, “The Whales of August” hosting our work has received a lovely review in the Bushwick Daily, by the hand of Candace Moeller.

Here is a link to the article:

Lorna, myself and David (Scout) McQueen will be at the gallery this coming Sunday (17th August) at 3pm for an informal discussion about our works. If you are around, please join us!

Wayfarers - The Whales of August

The Whales of August” is on until August 31. Wayfarers is open on Sundays from 1-5pm and by appointment.
1109 Dekalb Ave NY 11221