Jack Skellington and Pop Art at the Globe Theatre?

The second Dove Stone Youth Rangers creative session saw a number of new abirdabode artists join the group and get stuck in to making Art Birdbox maquettes. Our new artists were brimming with ideas and a few more Art Birdboxes to be created include; Jack Skellington, Pop Art, the Globe Theatre and others.





Windmills, Hobbit Houses and Art Deco designs

The Dove Stone Youth Rangers have made an amazing start on the abirdabode project on our first Sunday creative session. They have proved full of inspired ideas for Art Birdboxes and come up with a wide variety of styles and subjects that are sure to make for an exciting start for the project and exhibition…

The groups’ ideas include; a Bag End Hobbit House for birds, An Art Deco decorated snail Art Birdbox, a Moulin Rouge bird windmill and many more to be revealed soon.

For the first practical session the group discussed their designs and refined their ideas on paper before diving into making maquettes (artists scale models) of their chosen idea. Using scrap cardboard (recycling is very important to the group and artists) the young artists where shown how to use a fret saw and bandsaw to cut parts for their bird boxes. Prototyping in cardboard allowed us to play with size and shape of the designs, learn how to use the power tools and also practice making in 3D without using valuable plywood.

The abirdabode Show Exhibition confirmed!

The abirdabode Art Birdbox exhibition The abirdabode Show dates have been confirmed.

The exhibition will feature all the Art Birdboxes created by participants during the project, the art bird silhouettes decorated by members of the public and more…

The abirdabode Show will be at Gallery Oldham Community Gallery from the 14 March to 2nd May with special events and activities to get involved with TBC. Keep an eye on this blog for more details.


Dove Stone Youth Rangers join the abirdabode project

We’re pleased to announce the first group to join the abirdabode project will be the Dove Stone Youth Rangers.

The DSYR are a group of young people who are involved with environmental and educational projects at Dovestone Reservoir and previously assisted with the installation of the Brash Hedgehog Bug Abode created for the RSPB as part of the nature trail at Ashway Gap.

For the abirdabode project the DSYR will create individual Art Birdboxes inspired by their favourite artist or art-form – we look forward to seeing what the come up with!