Working on some ‘scraper board’ art Dec 2019
young people working on a graffiti wall art piece
in communal dining area
Young people spray painting their design on to the wall
Poem being written in to the art work above
Onward and Upward continued
We are thrilled to announce that BCH are funding Last Legs for a further 24 creative sessions ‘Onwards and Outwards’ . We would like to thank BCH and the grant award committee for once again supporting members of our community who are often excluded from engaging in creative activities, due to lack of funds or personal circumstance.
All our participants leave workshop sessions with art works for their rooms, new homes, or friends and family. The experience of creating an art work from scratch often inspires individuals to continue with their new found skills once they move to a new home.
Below are art works by more community members on the Onward and Upward project
Space painting by community member on project Onward and Upwards
‘Onward and Upwards’
Canvas below spray painted by Gail.
Liverpool stencil on canvas
We are also delighted that
Blackpool Coastal Housing
are continuing to fund our creative activities and art project ‘Onward and Upwards’ .
Art work created by young people in communal dining area
Art work below created during the project
Art works by young people
‘Worlds’ spray painted triptych on recycled cardboard
We are now continuing with a similar project ‘Onward and Outwards’.
‘I’m framing this one for the bathroom’
‘I’ve tried saying I don’t do art, but the evidence is here’
‘I’m really pleased, I cant even do stick drawings’
below – spray painted jigsaw
‘This is something to really look forward too, its so boring looking at 4 walls, when your in your room with nothing to do, this is something really positive’.
Below the Art work ‘Onward and Upwards’ now installed at the hostel in main staircase: created last year over a number of sessions with local residents.
‘That art work is amazing, it’s the first thing I saw when I arrived here, it’s great I’m really impressed.’
‘I’m buzzing .. this is what I should be doing, it could help sort myself out and stay focused’
I’m really in to art….I used to do arty stuff with the kids when I worked as a nursery assistant .. it was my favourite thing to do with them’.
‘…just passing through’
St Annes-On-Sea art group
We recently worked with an arts for health group in St Annes.
Stencils and spray paint in St Annes. Arts for Health group
Creative Principle Harris Art Event November 2nd 2019
On November 2nd 2019, Boz was selling artworks made using recycled materials @ The Harris Preston Lancashire.
hand made bird recycled materials
The fair showcased local artists who specialise in using recycled materials in their work.
Art work poem at Grange Park and ‘Freedom Clock’
Project working with Horizon ‘Art of Recovery’ group and Grange Park residents 2018-2019
This year we have presented ‘The Grange’ Blackpool with two art works created in collaboration with the Grange Park community and members of the ‘Art of Recovery’ group. The art works include photos of over 70 individuals from the Grange Park area and from the Art of Recovery groups . Community members from Grange Park and people from the recovery community allowed us to take photographs to add to the final piece. We also received a number of super photographic images for inclusion, taken by Donna Hannigan. The ‘Freedom Clock’ art work is now complete and up on the wall, next to the poem art work.
People trying to find themselves on the clock
Freedom Clock Poem by art group member
‘Life is like one big clock Keep on thinking happy thoughts Tick tock: tick tock’.
Our last art work made in to a postcard that went out to Grange Park residents
Marking the Martyrs in 2018
A big thank you to Corrine Streetly, director of award winning Blott Studio https://en-gb.facebook.com/blottstudio/
for including us in this beautiful catalogue commemorating the ‘Marking the Martyrs’ parade last year. We participated in the celebration of ‘Votes for Women’ along with our friends the Revoe-lution choir.
Going forward further in to 2019 we continue to work with Horizon Blackpool, Blackpool Gorton St , the Revoe and Central community, Urban Arts Studio St Annes, and the Grange – Grange Park community.
2 thoughts on “Art Projects in 2019”
On behalf of Horizon (Blackpool’s drug & alcohol support service), who support the Art of Recovery in Blackpool group, I would like to thank you for facilitating this project and creating such a spectacular piece of artwork with the help of the residents of Grange Park. We too have had some amazing feedback! We’re really looking forward to seeing the next creation!