Elmer, wild in art
Harries latest Wild in Art commission ...
''In Spring 2024 Blackpool will be brought to life by a herd of uniquely decorated, amazingly creative, elephant sculptures. The free, family-friendly art trail – a collaboration between Brian House Children’s Hospice, Wild in Art and Andersen Press, brings David McKee’s popular children’s character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to life.''
BIG DOG ART TRAIL
Harrie has been chosen as one of the Artists for the #BigDogArtTrail 2023. This event is presented by Julia’s House in partnership with Wild in Art. Swindon, get ready to have fun and explore!
''Get your tails wagging for the biggest and most colourful event in Swindon in 2023. From 15 July to 3 September, more than 30 larger-than-life balloon dog sculptures will be unleashed around town along a free, fun and family-friendly trail...Each giant balloon dog will feature a bespoke design, created by a chosen artist and sponsored by local businesses, individuals and community groups. You’ll have the chance to spot each sculpture on the Big Dog Art Trail, which will take you through some of Swindon’s best-loved landmarks, parks and public spaces.''
dycp funding. projection mapping
Harrie has been awarded DYCP Funding to, integrate her artwork with projection mapping technology. With the aim to create unique Immersive exhibitions of artwork utilizing her background in theatre making. This lead to her first Projection Mapping installation in febuary 2023.
Harrie now has 8 murals dotted around the streets of Swindon, UK. Combining spray art, emulsion and acrylics. She is keen to paint more, so if you have a wall that needs a face lift contact her via this website today.
The Redcliffe Collective
We are The Redcliffe Collective, A team of independent artists that have united to bring colour, positivity and art to the streets in large-scale collaborative projects. The collective features 10 established artists with a wide range of skills and styles in their tool kit. Together we collaborate on large-scale mural projects.
Our first project was on Redcliffe Street in Swindon. This mural featured 10 archways mirroring local architecture, each one populated by an original design from each of our artists. My contribution to this mural is a portrait of Edith new, a famous suffragette from our town's history. Painted in the unique style created for Grimm Towers.
With more community projects and commissions in the pipeline, we're excited to transform this area into a street art destination!
Find us on social media @theredcliffecollective, and news coverage at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-62169078
Check out our link tree here to see articles, news coverage of our work and more! https://linktr.ee/theredcliffecollective
Swindon paint fest 2022
Swindon’s first-ever street art festival in partnership with in Swindon BID @inswindon and Artsite and the Post Modern @artsite.ltd on October 15th and 16th 2022. Save the date and mark it on your calendars. Spread the word to everyone you know! There will be live painting, visual exhibitions, mural art trail and more. You can follow the latest news with paint fest on their official FB page, https://www.facebook.com/swindonpaintfest
Harrie will be participating in Paint Fest as an independent artist.
the shoebox theatre
Harrie is a charity trustee with the Shoebox Theatre and associate artist with the resident theatre company, Wrong Shoes. Her artwork is scattered around the theatre from bespoke portraiture to props from past productions.
"The Memorial Mural of Muriel" is a unique commission for, Grimm Towers, a play directed by Andrew McPherson (2019-2022).
Andrew writes "The play is set on a neglected social housing estate and captures a community caught in the tightening hand of government cuts, compassionless officials and the culture of profits over people. The image depicts Muriel, the grandmother of the play’s protagonist. Having saved the estate from its last major threat, she is heralded as the saviour of Grimm Towers. When she passed, this mural was created to remind the residents of their power, their resilience and their duty to provoke change."
As an artist, I adore creating visual art for theatre. Particularly when it has a beautiful heart & political statement behind the story, this has to be one of my favorite collab projects in my career so far. I hope to have the opportunity to work on similar projects in the future. #artivism
Affordable Art Markets
Harrie regularly attends local art markets and events in her hometown armed with her affordable art collection. A series of works based on her larger artworks. Art is for all, Harrie loves attending these community events to meet new people and makers. Recent venues include The Hop ( Wth small shop Swindon), Swindon Hub art n craft markets, Trinity Gallery's summer Jam, Mams Gallery and Eastcott studios. To keep up to date with Harries program, check out her facebook page !