November Creative Challenge

It’s November and the clocks have just gone back and the daylight hours are getting shorter, so what better monthly challenge could we find than one filled with bright vibrant colours. The November challenge is inspired by a new exhibition recently installed in the 3D case at York Hospital.

The embroidery artist Jessica Grady lives in West Yorkshire and creates colourful and contemporary hand stitched 3D sculptures and wall art. Utilising unconventional and recycled materials to create her own intricate embellishments. Her work has a zero waste approach with all offcuts being recycled into new works.

Here’s a photo of her fantastic work on display in the hospital.

So for Novembers challenge we want you to collect all manner of strange bright objects which you can embellish with. This could be old packaging or even sweet wrappers or bits of broken toys – anything that crosses your path you could look at with fresh eyes and consider how you might incorporate them into a creation. You might even be inspired to start embellishing and creating a fairy for the top of this years Christmas tree!
Don’t forget you can add your own colour to some objects using a sharpie pen or a little bit of acrylic paint for example… let your imagination run riot and don’t forget to take a photo of your work and send it to us here at CultureClub.Social for inclusion in the gallery. Email:

To start you off and give you a few ideas we are linking to a workshop that Jessica produced for Air Gallery, Manchester

You can also link to the CultureClub.Social exhibition page to find out a little more about Jessica exhibition and the other exhibitions we have recently installed in both York and Scarborough Hospitals.
And you can also find more information about Jessica’s work and the workshops she has coming up on her website

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