Camilla is our Online Artist in Residence, working from her studio for the week (starting on Mon 21 September) and sharing her developments on social media.

This is an opportunity to create an abstract mobile using waste materials - as part of Camilla’s project looking at Kelp Forests in the oceans - and then create a woven bottle basket with waste materials (as seen in Camilla's Create It Share It activity here)

This will be live on the UHArts Instagram account

What you will need:


Throwaway packaging, for example (bring what you can):

  • Bottles (old/used plastic bottles)
  • Plastic bags, sheet packaging or bubble wrap
  • Tubs and containers
  • Cardboard (e.g. cereal packet, for weaving)
  • Bottle tops, plastic or metal
  • Newspapers, magazines, tissue and other padding papers

Essential equipment:

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Something to make holes with eg hole punch or metal/wood skewer

Optional equipment:

You can do the workshop just with a pair of scissors and something to make holes with so don’t worry if you don’t have much on the list:

  • Hole punch, leather hole punch or corkscrew for making holes in bottle tops
  • Coat hanger
  • Bamboo stick
  • Wall hook or clothes rail to work from when making a mobile or if you do not have this you can tape the work to a chair back or desk.
  • Marker pens, acrylic paint, spray paint
  • Hot glue gun

Camilla Brendon:

Camilla Brendon is a London-based installation artist and arts educator, whose work investigates sustainability and environmental activism coming from a painting background, bold colour and striking forms are characteristic to her practice. She graduated with BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Kingston University in 2008. Solo exhibitions include Coast - Hertford Union Canal, Chisenhale Studios, London, Mangrove, Mango, London, and Take Spaces and Make Them New, touring in Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil. Earlier in 2020, Camilla took part in the UH Arts Plastic Matter exhibition at the Art + Design Gallery, College Lane Campus.