Lucy Sparrow’s ‘Cornershop’ is made entirely from fabric – hand-sewn together. The exhibition is in a former derelict store in Bethnal Green and contains over 4,000 handmade felt versions of familiar grocery items – from fish fingers and cans of spam to newspapers and rocket ice lollies. She gives River’s Edge an exclusive video tour of the shop here.
All Lucy’s soft versions of everyday essentials are for sale, but will stay in the store for a month, during which time a variety of sewing workshops will take place, designed to engage the local community (particularly individuals with autism and sectors often socially excluded) in relatable, accessible art that’s relevant to them and their neighbourhood and has been brought right to their doorstep. People can sign up to these workshops in the shop and group workshops for charities can be arranged through Lucy.
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