Making Art Pop in the Bay

Making Art Pop in the Bay

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Who loves a pop up? From vintage to stationery and coffee to trainers, the pop up is showing no sign of abating any time soon. But how about pop up arts or "art pop", as the founders of newly formed Squircle Arts like to call it? We spoke to the Co-Founders to find out more about this new Torbay arts company.

Take one illustrator (Joni Dan) a set designer (Dan Bicks) and two museum educators (Heather Adams and Kate Richards). Mix them with coffee, cake, a passion for arts and culture, a dash of the great outdoors... and out pops a beautiful new Community Interest Company. 

We talked about workshops where people could access print-making, but also clay... and then also connecting to the museums collections as well.
— Kate Richards, Co-Founder of Squircle Arts

From museums to children's centres and woodlands to the beach, you can now dive into joyous Squircle Arts workshops. They are warm, friendly, giggly places. De-stress, have fun and learn a life long creative skill. Linocut, collagraph, screen print and play with clay. Do it with the kids or escape to an evening workshop alone or with friend (yes please!).

We try to use materials that are cheap and affordable and that people can maybe do at home like build their own screen printing press out of old frames and some mesh and then use old debit cards to run the ink through... people don’t have to have done print making before, they can learn it all here.
— Joni Dan, Co-Founder of Squircle Arts

In just six months Squircle Arts have already delivered over 50 workshops. Their passion is contagious and their drive is formidable. "Our ambition... is to pop up in as many places as possible and to do that we'd like to have a set of wheels. It means we could pop up at festivals, outside cafes... have people on the bus... put out gazebos and do stuff outside too..." says Joni.

We can't wait to see them pop up in places and spaces across Torbay, and if you have a spare bus lying about... gone on, give it a new lease of life with the Squircle Arts crew. 


Tempted? Join Squircle Arts as they build and make a cabin at Lupton House in Brixham. Get down to the 'So Inky' family day linked to the Tattoo exhibition at Torre Abbey in Torquay on Monday 7 May. Catch a workshop as part of the Geopark Festival at Torquay Museum (26 May @ £4) and Torre Abbey (30 May @ £4). Head down to Torquay Museum for printmaking nights (7-9pm on the 17 May, 14 June, 12 July, 16 August from just £10 per person). Find out more: https://www.squirclearts.co.uk/where-to-find-us

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