Here at the Spike Badges HQ, we were recently contacted by Depaul Ireland to make a large quantity of custom badges ahead of Electric Picnic. The badges were made to the backdrop of a Vampire Diaries marathon.
This will be Depaul Ireland’s fifth year at Electric Picnic. Over the last four years, professional artists have worked alongside people experiencing homelessness to create the ‘Life’s No Picnic On The Streets‘ exhibition at Mindfield in Electric Picnic.
One installation which has caught my eye is the ‘Dear Me’ exhibit. Under a sycamore tree, users of Depaul’s services has letters written by them ten years ago and ten years into the future. These letters are crafted into fabric flowers and planted at its base Festival goers can write their own ‘Dear Me’ letters.
Other installations include ’13.raw’ photographic exhibition; ‘No coins, just change’ and ‘Message in a Mixtape’ with old-style cassettes hidden throughout Electric Picnic for attendees to find.
So if you’re at Electric Picnic next week, call down to the exhibition in the Mindfield area.