Reclaimed Tires

A commision I worked on for North West Community Business Awards in 2014. The event was sponsored by Jaguar and the disused car tires were transformed into business wear, the presentation evening being held at Aintree Racecourse, the home of the Grand National.

”Alison Little is a North West based Artist who works across the creative spectrum. Often working around the medium of Textiles, the use of reclaimed materials is key within her practice. As a creative professional she has worked on a variety of arts projects including numerous public art commissions: Go Superlambanana’s, Go Penguin and the Horse Parade in Cheltenham. In early 2011 she ran a medium term (6 weeks) Arts Project: Rags Boutique. In this she secured the funding to run the project which consisted of transforming a disused Retail Unit in to an exhibition space and workshop venue. This revolved around the theme of fashion from reclaimed materials and was a great success. Liverpool based, working throughout the UK and on occasions internationally. Her initial degree was in 3D Design in which she specialized in plastics as a medium. This is evident in her current practice around the use of heat sealed technologies for re-working discarded plastic bags. Her working methods vary from hand painting, improvisation of printed digital media to tradition craft practice, all to the highest of standards. Highly conceptual in her approach her enthusiasm for creative practice is evident and conveyed through her communication methods. In the pieces created for the event she has experimented with disused car tires and other media to create the forms presented. The raw nature of the car tire media combined with hands on production techniques have produced the artifacts on display.”

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