Photo of handmade zines from Ideas Test's Zine Week 2016

Make A Zine

Fed up of social media? Wish everyone could be a bit kinder?   On Saturday 18th November between 11am to 2pm, we’ll show you how to Make-A-Zine – an 8 page foldy zine (or show us if you have the know-how)! We’ll bring the photocopier and paper, you bring the ideas, images & words… put… Continue Reading

View from No.34's window of Xtina Lamb's exhibition Sea Plastic Songlines

Coastal Connections with Xtina Lamb

This month’s exhibition is tactile in nature. It’s also focused on nature too. The work Xtina Lamb is exhibiting explores the diverse landscape of the Outer Hebrides, in particular the route between Stornoway and Uig. Kyra, Ideas Test’s Audience Development Assistant, sat down to talk to Xtina about the elements – both artistic and topographical… Continue Reading

Hanging exhibition of white embossed squares

Enbosu and starbusts with Wendy Daws

It’s incredibly fitting that the exhibition to follow on from Ted Hannaford’s is Enbosu. From the Japanese meaning ‘to emboss’, Wendy’s exhibition is certainly eye-catching (if you’ll excuse the pun) and is wonderfully tactile too. Wendy dedicates a lot of her time to community work but this body of work is all about Wendy Daws…. Continue Reading

The Man Behind the Miles: Ted Hannaford at No.34

Sittingbourne resident, Ted Hannaford, committed much of his life to the art of French knitting. His extensive final creation is being featured in our Window Gallery throughout August. Sadly, though, Ted is unable to see this exhibition for himself. Mr Hannaford passed away in early 2017, leaving behind a life long legacy. To get the measure… Continue Reading

Fabric pods on a shelf

Stitching the Unseen with Alison Blackburn

In July, experienced textiles artist Alison Blackburn (often referred to as The Stitchist) exhibited Seldom Seen at No.34. Seldom Seen is a display of pieces of work created by Alison as she developed a full body of work titled 28days, which she would later feature in group exhibition SICK! Living with invisible illness. Seldom Seen was, for all intents… Continue Reading