View From Our Street, Sue Fraser

Highland-based textile artist Sue Fraser collaborated with her neighbours to create a design for an artwork which would represent them, their street and their Fun Palace.

Sue’s felted wall hanging depicts views from her street enjoyed by members of the WhatsApp group that she started at the beginning of the lockdown in March. Neighbours joined the WhatsApp group by word of mouth and it became a focal point for sharing photos, news, stories and support for each other. Every member of the group suggested a flower or plant that they would like to see in the finished piece.

Sue says:
“For 12 years I worked with the NHS in Mental Health Occupational Therapy and it was while I was working at New Craigs Psychiatric Hospital in Inverness that I fell in love with felting. I decided to combine this skill with my love of art and succeeded in producing paintings made of merino wool and silk in bold Scottish colours with fine detail and texture.”

What might your local WhatsApp group co-create for Fun Palaces this year?
If you are inspired by Sue and her neighbours, share your local creation with us, so we can share with others. Get in touch with us here.