I make mobiles, often in partnership with my husband who works in education. The central theme of our work is balance. The world is held in a state of equilibrium which has led to perfect conditions for life. It is only now that the natural world is at risk that society is coming to appreciate how fragile that balance is and how hard it is to recover it once lost.
Each part of a mobile is integral to the balance of the whole and this underpins our ideas of community, equality and creativity. Mobiles are also unpredictable which makes them engaging as well as calming and they also have the potential to perform a therapeutic function.
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Ilkley Arts mission is to promote and celebrate the arts in Ilkley and surrounding areas to enrich the lives of residents and visitors and to support and help the development of our exhibiting artists.
Ilkley Arts works with a wide range of organisations to achieve this mission from those whose focus is on developing young artists such as Art School Ilkley and Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre as well as partnerships with Ilkley Manor House, Outside the Box, Ilkley Literature Festival and the Ilkley Playhouse.