Make Your Own Pet Icon : Online Tutorial

By Carson Parkin-Fairley

During our first year of the 21st Century Super Shrines project, we are celebrating your PETS!!

Through crafting and conversations with Westoners, Megan Clark-Bagnall recently identified three things beginning with P that make Weston’s High Street Powerful!!

They are, the sight of your Pets in town, the different Places and green spaces Weston has to offer the high street and of course the People. Year one is all about your Pets and celebrating ALL creatures great and small that visit and frequent our pet heavy high streets. Join super special artist Carson Parkin-Fairley (who knows a thing or two about making icons out of those we admire) in this crafty online tutorial. Carson will show you how to make your very own pet icon, inspired by her amazing framed icon of Elvis the dog, which she has lovingly created for this year’s national artist on the super shrines project… Morag Myserscough!!

Don’t forget to share your creations with us online by tagging @CultureWeston ​


21st Century super Shrines is an exciting programme to create a series of innovative contemporary ‘shrines’ which will appear on the high street. These shrines may be permanent installations or live arts experiences that encapsulate the vitality and values of the local community. Creatively steering the project is lead artist Megan Clark-Bagnall in partnership with brilliant guest artists, emerging artists and the local community.

The project is managed by Culture Weston as part of the four-year-long High Streets Heritage Action Zones’ Cultural Programme, led by Historic England, in partnership with Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Cultural Programme aims to make our high streets more attractive, engaging and vibrant places for people to live, work and spend time.

With Carson Parkin-Fairley …