Emma Dibben’s sabbatical travels

Studio artist Emma Dibben is spending a year travelling and getting involved in creative projects. Here are a few examples of what she has been up to and the photos she has sent us.

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This is a library project I was involved in in Leticia, in the Colombian Amazon. Rescuing old fridges from landfill and painting them to become mini libraries for public spaces such as parks so more accessible for children.

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And transforming an old police car into a mobile library to reach more communities. These projects were with a wonderful foundation called Habitat Sur.

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I am learning bio construction building and decorative techniques such as Tadelack.
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We were also honoured to work with an indigenous community and be invited to run a workshop painting a beautiful maloka with the children.Emma Dibben 8
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About jamaicastreetartists

Jamaica Street Artists is one of the largest artist-lead studios outside of London and has been established for over 15 years. The studio is housed in a grade ii listed former carriageworks, an iconic landmark in Bristol. Jamaica Street Artists is a unique and ambitious collective, holding an annual Open Studio and planning an exciting programme for the year ahead. In the past we have held group exhibitions at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and St George's, Bristol, and individual artists continue to find success exhibiting across the UK and abroad. Over the past year Jamaica Street Artists has run a dynamic fundraising campaign to safeguard our future, a new lease has now been secured, but the long-term aim remains to purchase the building in partnership. Looking towards the future Jamaica Street Artists plan to build on their success, continuing to contribute to Bristol's creative and cultural reputation and promoting the work of its artists.

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