To coincide with the 3rd NQ Markets we are hosting Carbooty for a pop-up arty market on Sunday 17 May. We caught up with the organisers Tasha Whittle, Liz and Helen Weiwiora to find out a bit more about the market and what you can expect.
Carbooty started in Spring 2013 when Manchester based artist Tasha Whittle, completed her artist residency ‘Lose and the Gain’ at Islington Mill. As a result of the project looking at how artists hoard, gain and up-cycle, Carbooty was born as a platform for other artists to free their hoards, share their wares or simply sell their arts and crafts at accessible prices to the wider public. From then on larger curated projects began to emerge with a new collaborative programme by Tasha Whittle and the Wewiora Project Curators, Liz and Helen Wewiora. Our Carbooty events take place at Islington Mill every 2-3 months whilst our Northern Art Carbooty event takes place once a year over in Ancoats at Unity Radio.
Who is involved in running carbooty?
Liz and Helen Wewiora, Tasha Whittle and friends!
What can people expect from the pop-up carbooty at Fred’s?
Fantastic arts, crafts and design work by local artists and makers at affordable table top prices!
What do you guys do when you are not planning amazing art markets?
When we are not planning our art market events we each have wear our different art hats! Tasha Whittle is a illustrator and designer working in print, on-line design, commissions and large wall based public realm works including a recent commission for Manchester City Football Club. Liz Wewiora works as an artist and curator based between Manchester and Glasgow and will be taking on a new role as Communities Programmer at FACT over in Liverpool. Helen Wewiora partners with Liz under the name ‘Wewiora projects’ as a freelance curator whilst also working as relationship manager for visual arts North West at Arts Council England.
Who will be selling at the pop-up at Freds?
You can see our full list of pop up Fred Aldous Carbooty artists here: http://carbootymcr.tumblr.com/
Sam Andrew Ceramics
Rebecca Manley (Colour Code)
A Curious Fairytale Jewellery
Carbooty girls: Tasha Whittle and Liz Wewiora
Hannah Shkandrij Design
East Atlantic Design (Luke McConkey)
Squirrel and Tiffin
Starvin Artist (tbc)
What’s been your favourite purchase/find at a past carbooty?
From the Carbooty events it has to be the Done Ups spoon coat hanger: genius and now sits on my hallway wall! From the Northern Art Carbooty I loved the Naomi Kashiwagi Origami Squirrel range, beautiful work!
How can people get involved?
If you are interested in either Carbooty or Northern Art Carbooty just get in touch via: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> and check out http://carbootymcr.tumblr.com/ or even tweet us @carbootymcr
What’s coming up in the pipeline for you all?
We have our next Carbooty event at Islington Mill on Sunday 27th June, 1-5pm! COME ON DOWN!
We have just put our funding grant in for the large scale annual Northern Art Carbooty which will take place on Sunday 30th August, 12-5pm at 1 Primrose Street/ Unity Radio in Ancoats – art, crafts, design, workshops, music, performance and live radio broadcast!
And we are in the process of developing a Northern Art Carbooty touring model, working with Blackpool artist Linzi Cason to hopefully create a new Blackpool Art Carbooty this Halloween weekend!