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participation | media | technology | art

sketching with thread

We have been intrigued to find that, when strung over and over, thread forms bold shards of colour across a landscape. Particularly in Lancashire, threadʼs historical context seems to make it fit particularly well in the environment.

The technique is easy to learn and large areas can be covered quickly. The method is ideally suited to creating high-profile, outdoor interventions with participants of all ages. Itʼs a highly satisfying activity!

Some of these examples come from our project working along the Irwell Sculpture trail, engaging the communities that border it. We created an invitation to an event in Chatterton, Ramsbotton attached to reels of cotton that were posted through every letter box in the area. We also worked with Sharon Bisphan to augment and embellish The Birds in Bacup. t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029

site design by David Boultbee ©2013

we are BREAD art

We create unexpected encounters which gently ask you to slow down, stop for a moment and take in your surroundings in the hope that you'll notice something new.

We are artists, makers and creative thinkers, with strong social focus, inspired by spaces and the public realm. We use light, sound and interactive technologies to create the unexpected and seemingly impossible.

We create original and engaging works - multi-sensory experiences, often integrating visual, audible and interactive elements, that invite discovery, develop a sense of place, and encourage audience interactivity with both the work and each other.

We have wide expertise. We develop exciting and ambitious projects. Our creative thinking is backed by the experience to deliver. We work across varied locations, indoors and out, in harsh environments and on sensitive sites.

Our work ranges from community consultation and design and build for the public realm to bespoke creative technology development for private projects. Clients include local authorities, arts organisations, national museums and international companies.

Access to art and creativity is empowering. It engenders a feeling of having a voice, develops a profound sense of identity, ownership of and belonging to the places where we live, and provides a forum from which to explore our own surroundings and links to others.

BREAD delivered its first project in 2009 and is led by David Boultbee t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029