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  1. Amanda Duke
    May 17, 2015 @ 7:49 am

    I am looking forward to making a bird this summer for the Share a bird project.

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    • Sheila, AccessArt
      May 18, 2015 @ 10:40 am

      Thank you Amanda!

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  2. Paula Briggs, AccessArt
    May 18, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    The project is being incredibly well received and at this stage the number of artists pledging to make a bird (via form above) is equal to number of schools requestiung birds (via info@accessart.org.uk). Over 350 artists and schools have registered just a couple of days after launch – so that’s very encouraging thank you to all! It’s not too late to register…

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  3. Ann Donnelly
    May 19, 2015 @ 7:49 pm

    I make sculptures in fused glass of the birds that visit my garden.

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    • Ella Robinson
      September 30, 2015 @ 10:22 am

      Ann,

      Your work looks amazing, the birds are so cute. Where can I buy it please?

      Thanks,

      Ella

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  4. Yvonne
    May 20, 2015 @ 2:36 pm

    What a wonderful Project! I want a colourful bird to fly to England from Europe… he would have to pass the ocean, of course! Is that possible? Greetings from Berlin, Germany!

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      May 21, 2015 @ 10:52 am

      Wonderful thank you – yes pls do send a bird from overseas!

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  5. Ruth Edwards
    May 26, 2015 @ 5:48 pm

    Beautiful idea. Will you be posting photos of the birds as they start arriving to you? I am really excited about taking part, and would find it so interesting to see all the unique and creative Artworks.

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      May 27, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

      We will yes… It’s wonderful to have them arrive!
      Best wishes
      Paula

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  6. tamara donaldson
    May 30, 2015 @ 11:24 am

    I think this is a brilliant idea. What is the postage address please?
    Thank-you.
    Tamara Donaldson.

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      June 5, 2015 @ 10:53 am

      Hello, the postal address is: AccessArt, 6 West Street, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7DS
      Many thanks!

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  7. kate munro
    June 2, 2015 @ 10:53 am

    This is such a great idea. I hope to make and gift a bird soon. I am doing an art club in a secondary school at the moment and was planning to make birds with them this term – would be interested in any birds they make or do you just want work from adults for this? thank you

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  8. AccessArt’s ‘Share-a-bird-Project’ | Art Cabin's Blog
    June 5, 2015 @ 3:17 pm

    […] The idea is simple, make. sculpt, paint, draw or make a print of a bird and send it to AccessArt. The birds will then be sent out to schools in the UK, and in doing so, artists & makers will be giving the gift of inspiration to many children and their teachers. I will definitely be making one. To find out more click here. […]

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  9. heather brown
    June 8, 2015 @ 5:39 pm

    Hello there,
    What a fabulous idea. I can’t see how to become a receiving school – can you point me in the right direction?

    Heather
    Teacher at Lewes New School, Lewes, Talbot Terrace, East Sussex

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      June 10, 2015 @ 12:08 pm

      Hello to register your interest as a school pls send an email to info@accessart.org.uk

      Very many thanks
      Paula

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  10. Tales from the Broken Frontier Table | Rozi Hathaway
    June 9, 2015 @ 7:14 pm

    […] I finished my entry today for AccessArt’s Share-a-Bird Project! The project sees entries from artists around the country, voluntarily sending in original artworks […]

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  11. Louisa Boyd
    July 3, 2015 @ 10:46 am

    I’m planning to send you one of my artist books, a bird sculpture, in the next few weeks. I just wanted to say that I think this is a wonderful project, and a great way to get young people to engage with art.

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      July 5, 2015 @ 8:11 am

      Wonderful! Thank you!

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  12. Charlotte H
    August 4, 2015 @ 4:12 pm

    I am an amateur needle felter and primary school teacher. I love crows, ravens and the other corvids as they are fantastic problem solvers. Also have a bit of thing about owls.

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      August 17, 2015 @ 12:06 pm

      Looks wonderful thank you! Has he been posted yet? many thanks…

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  13. Charlotte H
    August 17, 2015 @ 12:50 pm

    I will sort out his perch and get him sent to you this week.

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      August 20, 2015 @ 6:56 am

      Thank you Charlotte!

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  14. Colleen Wilson, The Crowtographer
    August 26, 2015 @ 3:24 pm

    Hi,
    I’d love to submit a crowtograph to the project and am wondering if you only want the print or if you would like the photo to be framed as well?
    Thanks!

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      August 26, 2015 @ 4:06 pm

      Thank you Colleen – great that you are onboard we appreciate it! We are sending the prints out mounted but unframed, so if you can mount it great, otherwise we can mount it this end, but unframed is def fine. Thank you!

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  15. Nicola Metcalfe
    August 27, 2015 @ 6:28 pm

    Is it too late to send a bird? I’m worried mine won’t be able to fly to you in time.

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      August 27, 2015 @ 7:04 pm

      We’d love to receive your bird. As long as birds are posted by the 30th we can accept a few latecomers! Thank you we appreciate you taking part
      Best Wishes
      AccessArt

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  16. Osprey painting donated to Access Art appeal
    September 15, 2015 @ 12:14 pm

    […] I recently responded to an appeal from Access Art for birds. The idea is that artists donate a bird that they have created (drawing, painting or sculpture, etc.) and this is then given to a school as an inspiration for discussion – and hopefully the creation of more art. […]

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  17. Anna
    October 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am

    Thank you for our wonderful bird!
    Year’s 4 and 5 have been making model birds using wire and paper. They have worked on this, in response to a piece of art work we received from artist Julie Dixon, in the form of a beautiful Barn Owl. The children worked from images of British birds (including our house birds), to make their sculptures of birds, which they covered using strips from the pages of old books. The children decorated the strips, using a range of materials, they added wings and tails, creating some lovely models. Several birds are flying others can be seen perched on branches in the art room!

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      October 14, 2015 @ 10:33 am

      Wonderful Anna! So charming! Do you have any more photos? If so pls do email them to info@accessart.org.uk we’d love to feature some on the site!

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