Boz Phillips community artist

Boz Phillips: B.A (hons) Fine Art. M.A Arts-Health (dist)

I have a current enhanced DBS and public liability insurance

I am an Arts Awards Adviser

I facilitate the art making of people in the community, while continuing my fine art practice.

2013 Fantasy animal made from recycled materials based on a design drawn by schoolchildren for ‘Dr Evoes Pet Shop’ Central Drive Blackpool 2013 

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Boz Phillips 2013

I have experience of working in partnership with organisations such as Age Concern UK, Connexions, Homestart, New Revoe Residents Association,  Blackpool Borough Council, Young carers, Streetlife, Fylde Youth Service, Blackpool Horizon project and Blackpool Club to Go : delivering, and facilitating numerous community arts and digital media workshops since 1999.  I continue to collaborate with a number of local artists, musicians and individuals to create digital and non digital art works. My art works, jewellery and video productions, have been exhibited online, in local galleries, and local shops over the last 15 years. I have also directed and been involved with a number of short films and online music and television productions.

I am currently the ‘artist in residence at Ibbison Community Center where I was instrumental in setting up ‘Hand Made Un’s Community art group.

Two recent projects I have worked on include – a poster project for Blackpool Art service and Blackpool Grand Theater ‘Breakin’ Convention. I have worked in partnership with Lee Fitzgerald on both these projects. As Last Legs we have received funding for a number of project in the Blackpool Central / Revoe areas. Working with community members of all ages. Our most recently successful devised, delivered and funded project is ‘Art Buddies’ – going to the homes of isolated individuals and involving them in creative activities. This project is ongoing.

2006: Video stills from two videos produced for the Grundy Art Gallery.

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In 2006 I worked with two Blackpool schools to produce two videos based on the work of Yuji Watabe who’s video work was on display at the Grundy Art Gallery.

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Boz Phillips 2006

Relevant Skills

• Designing and delivering projects and workshops: working with community groups to create art works

Big Spider made from gloves from a design drawn by schoolchildren for Dr Evoes Pet Shop

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Boz Phillips 2013

• Creating and installing art works in shop windows

Bird lady in cage 2012 

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Boz Phillips 2012

 • Art film production skills – costume, set design etc

• Curating and organising multi-media, art projects.

• Planning and carrying out health, safety and risk assessments.

• Evaluating and giving feedback on project outcomes

• Organising, networking and collaborating with other artists and work colleagues

• Producing measurable, quality outcomes from projects and activities

• An understanding and experience of multi agency working practices.

• Research skills.

• Identifying and receiving funding

• Budgeting and planning project expenditure

• Directing, filming and creating short films and experimental video

• Teaching (self employed tutor) Blackpool Borough Council adult Learning services

  • Organising  ‘Hand Grown Un’s’  Community Art Club @ Ibbsion Community Center Blackpool

2013 – Dr Evoe (transformed mouse). Made for Dr Evoes Pet Shop 

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Boz Phillips 2013

Current Fine Art practice

Creating mixed media art works that reflect my interest in genetics, the human condition and simulacra theory.

Collage with vintage printing blocks

Printmaking and bookmaking

Fine art work using recycled and vintage materials

Research into turn of the century ‘performers in plumage’

Further education/ training

M.A Arts-Health (distinction) 2006

B.A (hons) Fine Art 2003

Diploma in Figure and Portrait (dist) 2010

Film making course with First Take 2009

Scratch to Screen film making course 2008

Arts Awards Advisor course (Arts Council) 2007)

Diverse Lives- Distinct Voices 2007

Arts in Youth Justice Settings 2005 (The National Training Consortium for Arts in Criminal Justice Settings)

City and Guilds/NVQ 730-7/6 Teaching Certificate 1999

City and Guilds Community Care Practice 1992

City and Guilds Hairdressing 1984

Publications including my work

‘The Story of Dr Evoes Shop’ – currently in progress ( 2013 –2014)

Blackpool Culture Shops – Nov 2012

‘We can Fly’  – March 2012 A storybook with photos from the Birdies Trail art project working with writer Chris Culshaw, NADFAS and Homestart St Annes

http://midpenninearts.org.uk/assets/files/LYTHAM_EVENTS_NEWSPAPER%20FINAL%20FINAL(1).pdf

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Chris Culshaw 2012

One of the clues posted in local shops. Image of young person in bird costume made during the ‘birdies Trail’ project for the book ‘We Can Fly’ – created by Chris Culshaw.  I worked with families to make costumes and masks that formed the images to accompany stories in the book.

‘Fish-box’ – screen printed limited edition book Spring 2008 (Red Fox Press)

http://www.redfoxpress.com/FH-fishbox.html

‘Getting Our Heads Together’ – A book documenting the recorded experiences of people coping with mental health: June 23rd 2006

Current exhibitions

Pavilion Cafe, Ashton Gardens, St Annes-On-Sea

@ Urban Arts Studio – St Annes Lancashire     February 2016

@ Blott Art Studio – ‘be The Banana Skin’ – Feminist Art Exhibition March 2016

Since 2000 I have produced directed and been commissioned to make a number of short films and DVD productions

Video still from ‘Short History of the Illuminations’ 2006

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Boz Phillips 2006

Photograph of participants of the ‘My Place’ video made to celebrate the opening of the ‘Oracle’ building in Blackpool. Working with Blackpools dance officer and UDP.

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Boz Phillips 2012

Other web sites

https://www.facebook.com/Hand-Made-Uns-Art-Club-1009319079114751/

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyplantshop/

http://blackpoolcultureshops.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/central-drive-culture-shops-dr-evoes-pet-shop/

http://www.shabby2chic.co.uk/Boz-Phillips.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/simulacra1394/

http://www.outofsight.co.nz/Ice9/exhibit/ice36.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/content/articles/2007/01/29/artists_boz_phillips_feature.shtml

http://www.portobellofilmfestival.com/2003/06elgin.html

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Mr Dee Graffiti and community artist

Mr Dee

I am a graffiti artist with 30 years experience. I hold  current enhanced DBS and Public Liability Insurance.

I devise and deliver community based art projects, sharing  my skills and knowledge of the history of graffiti art to as many people as possible. I strongly believe graffiti art can support the development of literacy skills in people of all ages. Graffiti painting with the community uses team building skills that create opportunities for intergenerational communication and understanding.

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Photo of workshop at Lytham Hall 

Recent projects include:

2017

‘Art Buddies’ – ongoing BCH funded person centered creative activities.

November 2016- January 2017

Poster project for the front of the King Edward Cinema Central Drive Blackpool

Working with the community to design and produce 2 large scale site specific ‘movie posters’ . Incorporating designs and histories of Blackpool linked to the Central area of Blackpool.

Lytham Arts Festival 2014

Grandads and lads – 3 large scale graffiti designs done in Park View over 3 days of Lytham Arts festival

August 2013 “Contemporary Calligraphy” at Lytham Hall.

http://www.lythamstannesexpress.co.uk/what-s-on/volunteers-get-clingy-tocreate-colourful-urban-art-1-5951764

Working with a group of volunteers mostly between the ages of 50 and 70 we created an ephemeral graffiti mural in the grounds of Lytham Hall.

After arriving at what the participants thought was going to be a calligraphy workshop everyone was given a brief history of graffiti and an introduction to the tools and processes of graffiti art.
We then spent the rest of the day spray painting murals onto cling film stretched between trees in the grounds of the hall.

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Workshop participants with art work at Lytham Hall

Graffiti art commissioned Blackpool centenary tram ready for its new use as a youth hub.

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February 2013.

In partnership with Shabby 2 Chic CIC  I assisted a 17 year old young man to achieve his Expressive Arts Award.

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Art work cupboard designed and painted by participant

Over the course of 6 weeks we designed and created a custom piece of recycled furniture and printed t-shirts using his own designs.

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have experience of working in partnership with organisations such as New Revoe Residents Association,  Blackpool Borough Council, Young carers, Streetlife, Fylde Youth Service, Blackpool Horizon project and Blackpool Club to Go : delivering, and facilitating numerous community arts projects.

Two recent projects I have worked on include – a poster project for Blackpool Art service and Blackpool Grand Theater ‘Breakin’ Convention. I worked in partnership with Boz Phillips on ‘Breakin’ Convention’ where I was the lead artist. As Last Legs we have received funding for a number of project in the Blackpool Central / Revoe areas. Working with community members of all ages. Our most recently successful devised, delivered and funded project is ‘Art Buddies’ – going to the homes of isolated individuals and involving them in creative activities. This project is ongoing.

Please take a look at recent pages for my ongoing community art work

Project partners, funders and supporters 2014 -16

Project partners, funders, and supporters

We are currently working with

Blackpool Grand Theater

to deliver  workshops to –

Bugs 2 Butterflies 

 Head start 

 Aiming higher 

Streetlife 

Aspired Futures

as lead in activities to

Breakin’ Convention 2016

Breakin’ Convention 2016

Left Coast Blackpool.

http://www.leftcoast.org.uk

We have been commissioned to carry out our ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyplantshop?fref=ts

project in the Blackpool Central Drive /Revoe area thanks to the ‘Growing People’ strand of funding.  We launch the project on August 25th 2014.

We worked with Revoe Learning Academy pupils as part of this project, in November 2014.

We are supported by the New Revoe Residents Association

Friends of Muir Housing 

http://www.muir.org.uk/Default.aspx

‘All Together ‘Now’ – Area Forum funding

http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Your-Council/Area-forums/Documents/Area-Forum-Report-04-02-2014.pdf

Events participation

Blackpool ‘LeftCoast’  – SpareParts Festival Tram Sunday 2014 and 2016

http://www.leftcoast.org.uk/

http://www.tramsunday.co.uk/

New Revoe Residents Association

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Revoe-Residents-Association/535704703151883

Club2Go

http://www.labgc.org.uk/more_info.asp?current_id=254

Posca 

http://www.posca.com/uk/creative-workshops

Shabby2chic

http://www.shabby2chic.co.uk/

 

Art in the Park Doreen Holt Park Blackpool

Art in the Park Doreen Holt Park Blackpool.

Funded by Friends of Muir Housing.

http://www.muir.org.uk/fomg.aspx

A  number of these art works are to be shown at the Grand Theatre Blackpool on Tuesday June 2nd as part of the Breaking Convention show.

http://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/shows/performance/breakin-convention-2014-uk-tour

team blackpool

 

mr dee and bryn

 

corey

 

freya

 

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Painted boards in Doreen Holt Park Bethesda Square Blackpool

Dr Evoes Pet Shop Central Drive Blackpool 2013

Dr Evoes Pet Shop: A fantasy pets shop designed in partnership with Revoe School and Boz Phillips and Mr Dee Community artists

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Evoes-Pet-Shop-Central-Drive-Blackpool/402029496559706

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BirdBoxes

Bird Boxes designed by young person from Revoe School: made by Mr Dee

Pig Dog designed by young person during workshops at Ibbison Court Community Center 2013: made by Boz Phillips

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