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The Lights Are On… Exhibition

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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The Lights Are On... Exhibition, London - Marie Louise Plum

The Lights Are On… Exhibition

Ou Marie is taking part in The Lights Are On… exhibition at Fox Court (a Uthink PDP venue), London.

The Lights Are On… is a group exhibition relating to and exploring issues of mental health, well-being and the quirks of human existence and takes its title from the saying ‘the lights are on but no one is home’ which alludes to the idea of someone being preoccupied, be it by an outside distraction or something more subconscious.

Marie will be presenting a sound and performance work at the opening reception – don’t miss it!

Opening reception: Thursday 23rd October 18.00 – 21.00

Exhibition opening times:
Weekends 11.00 – 17.00
And by appointment during the week.

Closing reception: Saturday 8th November 18.00 – 21.00

Click here for the Facebook events page.

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Never Forgotton: Rachel Gibson

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Posted by Spike Dennis

Rachel Gibson - Butterfly Bell Jar Paper Cut

Goodbye Rachel

We were devastated to hear that Pack of Wolves’ member Rachel Gibson passed away recently. Rachel’s death was sudden and unexpected. Our thoughts are with her family, and in particular her husband and fellow artist, Steve.

Rachel exhibited with the Pack of Wolves in Cardiff and London last year as a part of the Once Upon Again exhibition curated by Layla, and had previously taken part in the Charmed exhibition curated by Spike for Cardiff Design Festival in 2012.

Like many of our Wolves Rachel found inspiration in folk and fairy tales which she realised through delicate paper-cutting techniques and short animated films. Her creative contribution to the world will be sorely missed.

You can view much of Rachel’s wonderful work on her blog: www.inthedarkwoods.com

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Coming Soon… The Erl King

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Posted by Spike Dennis

The Erl King by Layla Holzer & Angela Carter

Coming Soon… The Erl King

Layla has recently been hard at work on a new project called ‘The Erl King’. Based on a short story of the same name by Angela Carter, Layla has set out to make a short film adaptation using puppets and costumed characters.

It’s an ambitious project and so Layla roped in both Spike and Marie from the Pack of Wolves to assist with various aspects of the production. Marie was drafted in to play the girl at the centre of the story and assist with puppeteering whilst Spike has been helping out behind the camera.

The film will be available to view online for a limited period upon its completion so keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for sneak previews and details of whereabouts you will be able to view the film.

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Running with Wolves Inspiration Slideshow

Monday, October 7th, 2013
Posted in: Blog, Inspiration
Posted by Spike Dennis


This is a little slideshow of informative and inspirational slides that was put together by Rosie Bowery to assist with the delivery of our mask-making workshops for Cardiff Design festival over the weekend.

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Mask Making Workshop Preparatory Sketches

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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Posted by Spike Dennis

Rosie Bowery Wolf Mask Painting

Rosie Bowery Wolf Mask Painting
Here are a couple more preparatory sketches by the undergraduate illustration students from Cardiff School of Art & Design who will be delivering our mask making workshops at Cardiff Design Festival this weekend.

There are still a couple of places left at both the morning and afternoon workshops… and they’re completely free! Book yourself a place via our Event Brite page here.

Images provided by Rosie Bowery

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Mask Workshop Preparation for Cardiff Design Festival

Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Mask Workshop Preparation for Cardiff Design Festival

These are some preparatory Sketches from our young ‘wolf cubs’ – undergraduate Illustration students from Cardiff School of Art & Design. They have been devising mask making workshops for our Running with Wolves project as a part of Cardiff Design Festival this coming Saturday 5 October.

These sketches are the result of some collaborative work between Rosie Benn and Stephen Madoc-Pierce.

There are still a few places at these workshops available. They’re FREE to attend and open to all ages. You can book a place via our Event Brite page here.

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Wolf Masks

Monday, September 9th, 2013
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Posted by Spike Dennis

Stockholm Fringe Festival
These are just a few examples of the masks made by some of the masks made by the lovely people of Stockholm who took part in our Running with Wolves project at Stockholm Fringe Festival this summer.

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Stockholm Fringe Festival

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Running with Wolves Stockholm

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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Posted by Spike Dennis

Stockholm Fringe Festival

STOCKHOLM FRINGE FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS

We ventured to Stockholm last month to deliver our first iteration of our Running with Wolves project. The project was programmed as a part of the Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF) and saw us delivering mask making workshops throughout the festival.

The festival got off to a slow start but as the weekend approached more people started stopping by to make a mask with us including fellow STOFF artists, local children and friendly Australian travellers who were passing through Stockholm. By the Saturday our tables were so chock-a-block that potential wolves were sprawled out on the floor making their masks.

Below are a couple of images from the Stockholm Fringe Festival. Some more photographs of the our project can be viewed on the Running with Wolves project page here.

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Faye’s Terrifying Wolf Mask

Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Stockholm Fringe Festival

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Stockholm Fringe Festival Masks

Monday, August 12th, 2013
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Layla Holzer - Stockholm Fringe Festival

Stockholm Fringe Festival Masks

As we prepare for our Running with Wolves project at Stockholm Fringe Festival we thought it would be a good idea to produce some wolf masks from our own templates to show you how they might look. The templates can be downloaded for free as PDF documents from our project page here.

Layla made two masks; for one (pictured above) she used one of the mask templates as a basis from which she built up a more solid three dimensional mask using masking tape. This has then been painted with gouache and embellished with ribbons. Layla’s second mask (below) was a more simple affair that she decorated with red felt tip pen.

Spike printed a mask onto card (bottom) and then stuck a piece of black linen fabric to the back – the card acts a support ensuring that the mask retains it’s shape. He then cut this out and decorated it with stitches using a variety of cotton threads. If you attempt a similar mask to this then do make sure that you have a good strong needle to pierce the card support at the back of the fabric.

Layla Holzer - Stockholm Fringe Festival

Running with Wolves - Stockholm Fringe Festival 2013

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