Joining Forces

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Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Collaborating
imaginative drawings
Happy Artist Friends

Tell us a little about the origins of Joining Forces.
All of us have always been really into drawing, individually. Earlier this year, a couple of us tried drawing together on the same page. The results were really far out. It began a train of thought, ‘What if more people got involved? What would the results look like?’ We got a few arty friends together, drew for hours and had a great laugh. We took our ideas to a bigger scale and henceforth Joining Forces was formed.

Describe your creative process.
We work differently depending on the size of the project. Most commonly, we have a round robin drawing session, six people, six pieces of paper. We draw some elements then pass on the paper to the next person and we keep going till the drawings are done. Finally, we end up with six amazing works and a bunch of happy people.

What inspires you the most?
We all inspire each other. When we are working together, we can draw energy from one another, add ideas and build up themes. It’s quite entertaining and inspirational to work that way.

Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
We are each others favourites:
Zahra Zainal
Brendan Ninness
Jeffrey Phillips
Gemma Flack
Rhiannon Thomas
Sebastian Berto

We also love the works of:
Zoe Renee Steers
Mete Erdogan
Simon Boxer
Ben Ommundsen
Sophie McPike
Hanna Mancini

What are your ultimate dreams for Joining Forces?
To keep collaborating as a group and spread the message of Joining Forces. We have more projects in mind for the future.
But you did say ‘ultimate dream’, so… becoming the gods of non-sentient beings and flying around doing good. We would be responsible for every time you find $2 in the gutter and spread artistic joy and peace of mind to all creatures (especially fish, because they have a hard time).

What will we find from Joining Forces at our July Bend and Snap Market?
There will be some collaborative drawing and exquisite corpse fun for the public to take part in. Tables will be set up with drawing tools and the Joining Forces team will be there like a mother horse guiding its foal to do what it knows best. Everyone can have a relaxed and fun time with some surprising results! There is also a group stall where we will have wares from our members. We will also have original prints from the last Joining Forces exhibition.

See you all at our Bend and Snap Market day at 1000 £ Bend Sunday 28th July 11:00pm to 4:00pm, 361 Little Lonsdale Street in the city.

You will find all the amazing art design fashion, waffles on a stick and seductive shortbreads, a whole load of vintage goodness, getting your craft onnn in our CRAFTERNOON CORNER, chats with our guys and gals from POZIBLE about any of your creative ventures and a FACE PAINTING ARTIST and a pop up nail bar by CRITTER CLAWS as well as many of our regular stall holders and a load of exciting new additions to our Bend and Snap fold, including:

BIND AND FOLD, BONNIE BIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, THE CANARY PRESS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CRITTER CLAWS, DAMSELFLY, DREAMING CO. ♧, FACE PAINTING ARTIST, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, FOXGLOVE BOTANICALS, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, JACKIE MADE THIS, JEREMY WINGSPAN, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, JUX, ME-U, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURASCATTERED ANTS, SCRABBLE KITTY, SEBO-HANDMADE JEWELLERYSPOONFULS OF LOVE, STEF COLLECTIONS, UNFAZED & CONFUZED, WAFFELIER and many more emerging artists and designers!!!

All this inspiration stuffed in one market day will surely get you buzzing. Do you have any creative projects or dreams in mind? We are thrilled to be having our dreamweaving friends at POZIBLE join in on the market love at our July market day ready to answer all of your questions to help these dreams come true.Stay tuned for more stall holder interviews and sneaky treats and like us on Facebook for all sorts of sneaky peek treats.

♥ RSVP here.

♥ Get caught up on our last market day here.
♥ Keep an eye on our ever expanding sneaky peak album here.
♥ And all of you insta lovers should follow us on Instagram @bendandsnapmarket and use hashtag #bendandsnapmarket
See you all at market day Sunday 28th July 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend 361 Little Lonsdale Street in the city.
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