THE CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL 10TH ANNIVERSARY TIMELINE BY CHRISTOPHER CORR
The Campaign For Wool is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the launch of a series of artwork pieces, in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, created by artist Christopher Corr. Bright and beautifully detailed, each piece has more to see the more you look at each painting. Launched in a virtual gallery tour, with individual hotspots of information for each piece to summarise the activities captured in each of the paintings. In addition, there are clickable files; an audio file with Nicholas Coleridge narrating the timeline; and a short film capturing Christopher Corr discussing how he worked on the project and the importance of sheep in his artistic career.
Truly collaborative, the Campaign initiative involves sheep farmers and woolgrowers, textile manufacturers, carpet makers, brands, retailers, fashion & interior designers and artisans from around the world. Over the last ten years, The Campaign For Wool and HRH The Prince of Wales have endeavoured to raise public awareness around the benefits of wool as a natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre.
“I am delighted to introduce you to this remarkable project, telling the unfolding story of the first 10 years of the Campaign For Wool. The bold colours, and his witty educated eye made Christopher, in my opinion, the obvious and ideal person to record the events and initiatives of the Campaign. With 19 pieces in the series they capture key events and activities around the world, along with wool’s biodegradable and flame retardant properties.” Nicholas Coleridge Chairman of the Campaign for Wool
“I was invited to make a series to celebrate the 10 years of the Campaign for Wool, a narrative of the different events all over the world and activities including sheep and wool producers and brands and retailers. I work spontaneously, with colour to reflect world environments, for each image I made I used a different colour, and there is a design link to all of them. Sheep naturally come in so many colours, and varied shapes and I was glad to show that. Before starting the project, I found an etching of a sheep that was created during my Manchester studies a number of years ago, and one of my final projects before going to the Royal College of Art was all about sheep.” Christopher Corr
Virtual 360 tour captured in the stunning space at Salts Mill
Artwork hung using Twool tree tie