We are currently working with people in Blackpool as part of our Art Buddies Project. The project aims to support people who may be socially isolated to get involved creatively in their communities. We take creative activities to people who may not have the opportunity to get involved with the arts due to personal circumstance or ill health. The project is funded by BCH.
In November we began work with the art group at the Grange, Grange Park to produce a bespoke artwork that reflects the memories and images of people of Grange Park. We are working with the group for 6 weeks until 14th December.
Photos courtesy of Carole Houston
We were at Highfield Park today creating art works for the park with the community and Friends of Highfield Park volunteers.
On Saturday 18th August at the Revoe Fun Day we are delivered creative activities to young people and families from the Central area of Blackpool.
We have been spray painting these portraits on the Recovery Tram: working with Blackpool Horizon Art Club to produce stencil based art work using photographs of participants.
We also worked with the group to produce spray paint designs on the Horizon tram ready for the pride walk 12th June 2018.
In May we volunteered at the stone carving workshops in St Annes, organised by St Annes in Bloom.
Mr Dee working with one young participant to make his mark on the stone
Anthony Lysycia the stone carver at work on one of the stone pieces.
St Annes in Bloom making their marks on the stone
With the community in Revoe and the Art Club Hand Made Un’s we created two new poster for the front of the King Edward Cinema. Project commissioned by Blackpools’ Healthy Living and Creative Design Officer.
Revoe Community Choir participated in the ‘Marking the Martyrs’ parade on Saturday 2nd June.
Banner made with ‘Hand Made Un’s’ art club and Boz Phillips.
Supporting Blackpools’ longest established artists group: Blott Artist Studio.
Sashes produced by Boz Phillips for Revoe Community Choir
‘Marking The Martyrs’ exhibition celebrates 100 years of Womens’ Right to Vote
Hand Made Un’s creating letters for the banner
We’re in the local
With the Hand Made Un’s and community members in the Central and Revoe area we are creating a community mosaic. The mosaic will be installed on the empty spaces along the George Hotel on Central Drive visible to the wider community.
Work started in May after 2 days of sorting and cutting tiles
We received a very generous donation of tiles from Al-Murad Tiles Blackpool branch. Thanks to artist Kass –
for sourcing these end of line tiles for our mosaic.
Hand Made Un’s art works on plates dishes, cups and saucers, will be for sale on 18th August at Revoe Fun Day.
items such as these beautiful Blackpool themed plates are now available prices start at £3: half the money will go to the community center the other half to the lifeboats.
On Saturday August 18th
We will be running a workshop for children customising bandannas at the Fun Day.
We are currently working with Shabby2Chic and the wonderful Sandra, in Knott End. An exiting opportunity to be involved with the Wise Owls project in a fantastic new venue for exhibiting and selling began this week. We will be in Knott End at the studio every Monday.
In January we will be continued with the successful ‘Art Buddies’ in a new Blackpool location – Marton . The first leaflets have now been distributed to people in sheltered housing in Marton. The project is funded by Blackpool Coastal Housing.
In February we exhibited a selection of our work at Urban Arts Studio St Annes.
Wishing everyone a Creative 2018.