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Events 25 March 2000 - 8 September2002

Some of the artists whose work is exhibited in Transformations - The Art of Recycling have been leading creative workshops in local schools drawing inspiration from the exhibition.

Sharon Porteous has worked with The Cherwell School and Frideswide Middle School in Oxford making experimental containers and garments. These were made by gathering together lengths of discarded material (including strips cut from supermarket carrier bags), weaving the strips together and then heat-treating them to make a flexible bonded material. This material was then used to make a final pieces on the theme of 'the container'.

Secondary school pupils from The Cherwell School Oxford worked with artist Amanda Ralph on a group installation. Using a cavernous space under the school stage, pupils assembled a series of sculptures made from 'castaway' materials.

Robert Race explored the use of found materials with pupils at Frideswide Middle School, Oxford. During workshops pupils used recycled materials such as photo film canisters, to make moving models and toys.

All the above workshops were financially supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Millenium Festival Fund as part of Museums and Galleries Month 2000.

Artist Lucy Casson makes sculptures and figures from discarded man made materials, including tin which she cuts, shapes and assembles. By sharing her skills during workshops at Didcot Girl's School, pupils were able to make their own three-dimensional works of art, with spectacular results. Some of these are on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum until the end of May 2001.

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