Dahab Bedouin School Project needs your help

To enable her Dahab Bedouin School Project to be realised, my friend Sue Bamford has raised an incredible £900 in just a few days. But she’s not reached her target yet.

Dahab Bedouin School Project

Read about the Dahab Bedouin School Project by following the link to Sue’s donation page. Please support her in any ways you can. Even resharing to your own circles/followers is a great and very welcome contribution, spreading the word.

Sue’s previous work in Dahab

Sue is a wonderful craftswoman and a superb educational facilitator. This follows on from a previous residency in Dahab, crocheting a coral reef to start conversations about marine plastic pollution, with plastic gathered during beach cleans used this time round to make new artworks promoting marine stewardship.

Thank you. Please share this post on your own blogs and social media accounts. The more word gets out, the closer Sue gets to being able to do this wonderful work in Dahab, educating children and raising awareness of environmental issues through creative work.

2 thoughts on “Dahab Bedouin School Project needs your help”

  1. People have asked about the bunnies – they were made as my graduation pieces for an MA in Art & Environment this past September – but for the reasoning behind one thousand bunnies, here’s my artist’s statement:

    Sue Bamford is an artist working with textiles; recycling fabric and yarn into small scale soft sculpture to highlight issues of over-consumption and unsustainable lifestyles, using a joy in making to re-connect people with their material culture. 
    1,000 Bunnies aims to create a positive reaction to waste materials. Each is made from abandoned garments from the Eden Project, clothing left behind by visitors to an environmental charity. The bunnies ask to be picked up, to be cherished, and make you re-evaluate your relationship to waste. In this, a bunny becomes a non-threatening carrier of a burdensome message that we simply don’t consider the enormous environmental and human cost of clothes-making.
    Within a contested landscape of environmental politics, people can be overwhelmed by conflicting information, the sheer scale of the problems, and the possibility of a personal capacity to create change, Sue’s work aims to explore small-scale actions with a practice based on the idea of a joyful expectation of failure. Know that your actions won’t single-handedly change the world, but do it anyway. It is the attempt itself that is valuable. 
    In her specific case, the actions are both personal – being a positive example that having less, mending and making things can be a source of pleasure and well-being – and practical – sharing those skills with others through workshops and community events. 
    These actions might be small, as one stuffed bunny is small, but 1,000 Bunnies shows physically the results of a repeated action. In this 1,000 Bunnies acts as a visual metaphor for the repeated small actions towards sustainable living. 
    Money raised from selling the bunnies is used to fund further art projects including promoting sustainable tourism in Egypt, highlighting marine plastic pollution and teaching sewing skills. Sue is also available to teach workshops on sewing, crochet embroidery and bunny-making – call her on 07791 446608. 

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