Jellyfish Invasion

When & where:
Saturday only
11am – 5.30pm @ James Ashworth VC Square (Make your own jellyfish with Carlos Cortes)
6.30pm from James Ashworth VC Square – Return with your creation to join the GIANT JELLYFISH parade!

Pop into our workshop tent to create your own jellyfish with artist Carlos Cortes. Don’t forget to return to James Ashworth VC Square at 6.30pm to reunite your jellyfish with its tentacled friends as the Jellyfish Invasion parades to the Boating Lake.

Led by the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, a parade of colour, music and movement will lead you down to the boating lake through Shimmer, ready for the evening’s big finale performance.

About the Artist

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Carlos Cortes has carried out projects, commissions and workshops for Museums, Galleries, venues and festivals such as the Hayward Gallery, Turner Contemporary (Margate), Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca-Spain, Firstsite (Colchester) , Design Museum London, Aspex (Portsmouth), Kew Gardens (London), Oryel Mostyn (Llandudno), Royal Accademy of Arts (Edinburgh), Galleri (Carmarthen), Strange creatures Festival (Hertogenbosch- Holland), Time and Space (Paide-Estonia), Festival Periferias (Huesca,Sp), Madrid Dance Marathon (Madrid,Sp), Festival de Valderrobres (Teruel, Sp), Trayectos Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Sp), etc…

Carlos has also designed sets and/or costumes for dance and theatre productions in Spain, Italy and the UK working for internationally  known choreographers and directors He has worked in a wide range of educational settings in museums, Art galleries, college, primary and secondary schools, young offenders institution, hospitals, nurseries and with elder people and groups with mental and physical disabilities.He trained with the Unit for Art and offenders (“Working with Vulnerable and volatile, people in open and closed community settings”). Carlos Cortes is represented in the UK by GX Gallery where he exhibits regularly his paintings, sculptures and installations.
Recent shows  include “BLACK BOX” his first retrospective exhibition, with more than 100 works on display at the main space of the  Centro de Arte y Naturaleza Museum in Huesca, Spain, and a solo show at “The Gherkin” in London.PaLACE was a large interactive installation/Performance. We invited people to build a large structure inspired by the historic Crystal Palace, that burnt down on this site in 1936.
There was building workshops, costume making ones, live music and dancers, and community engagement workshops prior to the event in local schools and in public spaces.

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