Artists Hannah Ayre & Amanda Yates create atmospheric UV environments that lit up the streets at Enlighten Bury 2017. Parabolas delivered immense UV geodesic structures that blur the lines between art and mathematics at a stunning scale.
Hannah Ayre is a participatory artist working with audiences where the boundaries between art, craft, perfor- mance & collaboration are blurred. Works range from small craft items to large scale outdoor sculpture, installations, performance and events. The materials she uses vary widely including ceramics, textiles, found materials, though the common thread in her work is collaboration. Work may be realised through collab- oration with fellow artists, with the input of volunteers or through workshops with formal and informal learning groups. Ayre’s projects often take place in unconventional settings, by taking the work out of the gallery removing some of the barriers to participation.
Amanda Yates origins are in illustration but with 19 years experience of developing and implementing creative projects with communities, schools & businesses has enabled her to evolve a diverse portfolio ranging from animation, exhibition curation to 3-D sculptures, smoothly blending the lines between academia and the creative process. Working as an Educational Artist in Residence, her projects are closely cultivated with the whole school as a community, working with children, families and staff to create unique opportunities for schools to work alongside artists, galleries and societies.
Parabola have been developed with our partner SPECTRA Aberdeen and with the help of numerous volunteers. Huge thanks to all that have assisted developing the works.