On until the end of September, Ross Belton’s Balcony Life, a fabric installation and nomadic dye garden by Modern Eccentrics (Ross & Jonathan) can be seen at St Saviour’s, (formerly The Florence Trust).
I attended one of Ross’s workshops a few years ago and have stayed in contact since. I discovered this new location where they will be running workshops of interest to anyone wanting to source stable pigments from plants and other natural sources.
As you can see, Ross has moved his dye garden from a balcony, expanding rapidly in this much larger space.
He also collects and re-purposes unwanted items to create extravagant and talismanic sculptural pieces arranged both outside and indoors.
The temporary installation in September is of discarded hotel sheets, rust-dyed and stitched together to form a labyrinth.