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Join us to make wonderful birds from all sorts of scrap and re-cycled materials

The birds can be made out of anything from fabric, plastic bags, cardboard  to milk cartons. We would like to have birds that look like they’re ’flying’, they should be no bigger than A3 and they can face either direction. Your creations don’t need to be flat, although “relief” is preferable to 3 dimensions and try not to make them too heavy.

The flock will be exhibited on the walls of Explore York from mid-June for 6 weeks.

We’ll be running a range of workshops between April 2022 and the end of May 2022 to support the project. Keep an eye on our website for details of new workshops as they are added. We are of course, more than happy for people to simply create at home and submit as and when pieces are complete before the end of May 2022. Click here to view the Flight padlet board for inspiration, and contact us to discuss the best place and time to hand your artwork in

A participant from the workshop at the Our City festival grins as she holds her creation - a painted 3D bird made from corrugated cardboard.
A selection of four 2D birds made from recycled materials in a collage on a wall.
A mosaic of a finch made with scraps of coloured tiles.
A blackbird and an orange bird made from painted cardboard