Creative talent on display at Design Camp exhibition

Mayor Billy Webb pictured with Mia Bryce and some of the tools made of wood during the N.I. Design Camp. INNT 35-704-JN
Mayor Billy Webb pictured with Mia Bryce and some of the tools made of wood during the N.I. Design Camp. INNT 35-704-JN

The Mayor of Newtownabbey, Alderman Billy Webb, has officially launched the latest display at Museum at The Mill.

The exhibition shows the work of participants on the first ever Design Camp NI summer programme, facilitated by artists Seainin Passi and David Hood of Community Facility. The exciting new venture ran at Mossley Mill in partnership with the council’s Museums Service.

The Design Camp initiative gives secondary school students the opportunity to explore and develop their creative sides with professional artists and designers.

This year’s participants worked on a brief from the Northern Ireland Forest School Association, designing and making the essentials for an outdoor forest classroom exploring architecture, furniture and cooking tools. An outdoor workshop was created amongst the woodland at Mossley Mill for the project, giving students the unique opportunity to design and make in context, using the forest as both inspiration and a source of materials.

The exhibition will run until Thursday, September 15 in Museum at The Mill. Call 9034 0129 or visit www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/museumatthemill for more information.

Opening hours are Monday to Wednesday 10am to 5pm; Thursday 10am to 9pm (late night opening) and Friday 10am to 4pm.

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