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lantern sculpture trail

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A Derby based artist, Frazer Johnston has  30 years of experience of working in multi media.  He is a passionate artist who loves developing creative adventures, giving participants a playful opportunity, to draw together ideas and with each other.  He draws inspiration from people and places around him.  Whether he works on his own through commissions or he works with people in the community or in education, he believes that everyone should experience high quality arts that gives them personal and collective achievement, and exciting and magical outcomes. His community works have involved kinetic installations, hazel and willow structures, projections, processional puppets and banners, fire sculptures, water installations, mosaics, murals, lantern processions and kite creations. His own work is concerned with creating large scale sculptures using willow, decorative steel and timber pieces. His current focus is the exploration of kinetic water works with special needs children. Frazer has worked on many private and public commissions.  

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Meet the artists

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Ranbir Kaur is a textile and rangoli artist who has developed an international profile through her work with communities across the world.  She expertise in traditional Indian crafting techniques and her vast knowledge acquired from her extensive research of South Asian craftwork conducted over her 30 year long career.

Coming from a textile background, Ranbir Kaur has refined her skills in Indian craft making passed down to her from her elders and strived to expand her understanding of South Asian artistry. She has traveled across Asia, researching different forms of creativity and craftwork, including tie dye in Bhuj in Gujarat, India and felt making in Istanbul, enabling her to combine different techniques to create unique and contemporary takes on traditional artforms.

Ranbir has been associated with Surtal Arts over 12 years and has done a lot of commissioned projects and educational work.  Every year she returns to Derby Season of Light offering something new to our participants and audience. 

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