Category Archives: art installations in public places

Projects in 2017

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Difference’

Copper poem plaques: art works created by Mr Dee as part of the Art Trail in St Annes. Thanks to Melanie and Jane at the Attik, St Annes for supporting us and St. Anne’s on The Sea Town Council for funding the work.

https://theattikstannes.myshopify.com/

We have set a competition for people to find all 10 plaques situated throughout St Annes.

First Prize went to Dee Webb and Richard Hone worthy 1st winners of an original work of art. Having completed the arts trail hunt ‘The Difference’ by Boz Phillips andMisterDee ToYou. Proving that it can be done! There is still time…the Arts trail hunt will continue during the festival of the seaside with 4 pieces of art still to be won. Pop in to Urban Arts Studio, 11-12 Back St. Annes Road West, FY8 1RD Lytham St Annes, to pick up the 10 clues and come back to us to collect your prize. It’s a treasure hunt with a different pot of gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working with Glass Artist Colette Halsted, Boz Phillips  created two of the plaques in glass.

http://www.colettehalstead.co.uk/

Horizon Tram Project August

During August we will be working with Horizon Blackpool to create art works on a static Blackpool Tram, situated near the Sandcastle Blackpool. We are currently working with two groups on their designs and ideas.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtofRecoveryinBlackpool/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Days Screen printing workshops

On August 16th we created screen printed bags with Revoe residents on Revoe Park for the Revoe-lution Fund Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday we were screen printing bags at the

Ibbison Community Fun Day

Posters project – King Edward Picture House.

Posters in situ on the front of King Edward Picture House.

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At the end of last year we worked with Hand Made Un’s Art Club participants and the local community to create these posters for the front of the King Edward Picture House on Central Drive. Designs and ideas came from the participants. The posters went up in January.

Looking forward to creating two new posters for the King Edward soon: working with our Art Club members @ Hand Made ‘Un’s Art Club Ibbison Court Community Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster in progress from Margaret and Andy.

May 2017

Live paint at Blackpool Grand Theater, Matcham Court 20th May 2017

On Saturday 20th May. Mr Dee  Live painting at Matcham Court, Blackpool Grand Theater ‘Hip Hop Takeover’ as part of the lead in event to Breakin’ Convention on Saturday 27th May.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr Dee: Graffiti Art Work, Back St Annes West, part of the Art Trail in 2016 St Annes-On-Sea, Lancashire.

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Minty Fresh

Although we are a very small organisation we like to look at the bigger picture.

We try to reach as many community members, local artists and organisations as we can: building on each project to create a network of creative thinking and making throughout the Fylde Coast.

We are in the process of identifying funding and grants to carry out creative projects and activities in St Annes this year. We are also currently seeking individuals, groups and organisations who would benefit from working in partnership with us in St Annes.

Graffiti and Poster workshops at Mary Smith House

 

We were at the Revoe-lution AGM on Saturday 08/04/2017 doing a workshop and showing photos and information from previous workshops, to the local community. The workshops funded by the Revoe-Lution ‘Community Chest’ grant enabled us to work in partnership with the youth outreach team this February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Art Buddies’ – creative community engagement January – ongoing 2017

Joanne’s ‘Crazy Cat’ book getting an expert appraisal. June 30th at Art Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2016 we received funding from BCH (Blackpool Coastal Housing) that we are utalising in 2017 to reach people in the community who may feel isolated or who miss out on opportunities for creative engagement due to circumstances beyond their control. ‘Art Buddies’ began this January in the Revoe area of Blackpool and is continuing successfully. Reaching individuals to engage in creative activities. Two of our ‘Art Buddies’ Joanne and Stephen are now coming along to the ‘Hand Made Un’s’ art club.

Joanne and Stephen have been working on books and posters.

 

 

 

 

 

Joanne working on a map for her new book

Stephen working on a poster design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Club ‘Hand Made Un’s’ 2017

We created stencil canvases and hand draw table ware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Receiving local funding and working with local organisations enables us to engage with communities, local artists and individuals at a grassroots level.

We would like to thank 

Circles of Light

Shabby2Chic CIC

POSCA pens for the valuable contribution of pens to us.

The New Revoe Residents Association for their ongoing support

Revoe-lution

Blackpool Coastal Housing

Residents of Blackpool

The Grand Theater Blackpool

Urban Arts Studio St Annes

Blott Art Studio

Attik St Annes

Pavilion Cafe Ashton Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

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Festival of Stories Graffiti Workshops Lytham Park View August 2015

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Lytham Festival of Stories at Park View.

3 days. Fifteen hours of workshops.

150 foot of graffiti art painted.

Over 50 artists aged between 6 and 60 years old.

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Starting on Friday on the skate park walls.

Working alongside poet Mark Mace Smith.

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Poetry in motion graffiti wall

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Saturday and the start of the next graffiti art piece.

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Choosing colours first

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Another glorious day of stories on Sunday

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These are a selection of photographs taken by us over the three days of workshops.

A big Thank You –  to all the participants, Park View, Festival of Stories and all who came along to an amazing three days of fun in the sun.

 

 

Hand Grown Un’s Art Installation Central Drive Blackpool

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Just in time for the Christmas holidays we installed the ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’.

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

On Monday 23rd of December Last Legs Community Arts Organisation set up a ‘pop up’ art installation in a Central Drive Shop at Bethesda Square (previously Mickeys Carpets) in Blackpool the same shop where ‘Dr Evoes Pet Shop’ was previously housed as part of the Culture Shops initiative in 2013 and has been created by the same artists Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald.

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All the art on display has been the work of the local community including pupils at Revoe Learning Academy. Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald set up workshops with the participants to support intergenerational community arts activities for the project.

‘Last Legs’ – Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald approached LeftCoast earlier this year for funding to support the local community with publicising their community garden situated at the back of Lady Smith House, Ibbison Court.

The community have worked hard with GroundWork and the Council to set up the garden and are still seeking volunteers to get involved.

The installation will remain in the shop for one month from 23rd December – January

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We have worked with the community of Central Drive and Revoe to create a ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’ art installation – Hand Grown Un’s.

After creating ‘Dr Evoes Pet Shop’ last year we received such positive feedback and requests to produce another art installation we decided to seek funding from LeftCoast to carry out this project. The children who designed the fantasy pets/ animals for the ‘fantasy pet shop’ last year really wanted to get involved making the work but we did not have enough funding or time to act on their request. This time thanks to funding from LeftCoast as part of the ‘Growing People – programme,designed to get local communities thinking differently about their green spaces’, we were able to involve school pupils, young people attending the Monday Club at Ibbison Community Center and more of the older community in making the art works. All the art works created for the shop were made using recycled materials.

We worked directly with at least 500 participants on the project with the aim of supporting the community gardeners and give their hard work a higher profile.

By installing more art in empty shop windows on Central Drive people can see there is a really strong sense of community in the area. People there are working very hard to improve the area and need positive creative ideas from everyone to reinforce this.

The community profile recently carried out in the area showed that local people really do want more opportunities for art and creativity there. We are currently in the early stages of setting up art workshops for older people in the area next year.

Working in the area is always a pleasure because the community are so enthusiastic and positive: we will continue to support them by creating opportunities for further arts activities’.

Thanks to

 LeftCoast for funding the project

Blackpool Borough Council for the loan of the shop premises

The Revoe-Lution and The New Revoe Residents Association team based at Lady Smith House for their ongoing support and hard work

Revoe Learning Academy for their art works

Bugs to Butterflies for their art works

Susan Howarth and The New Life Church for their art works

The community of Revoe and Central Drive who participated

Shirley McCarten and the Tuesday luncheon club for their support and input

The community gardeners at Lady Smith House, Ibbison Court

Blackpool Family Hostel, Central Drive

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Last Legs’ friends and artist colleagues for their help, support.

Fantasy plant and flower workshop at Revoe Learning Academy year 4

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On Friday afternoon we worked with year 4.

Each pupil picked out an unusually named plant or flower from the ‘mystery bag’ and then drew a design of how they thought the plant might look. We invited the young people to research the origins of the plants and to look up how the plant really looked, after they had created these amazing fantasy plants using recycled materials.

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These are just a small sample of all the plants created.

This project is supported by the local community and funded by LeftCoast as part of their ‘Growing People’ initiative in Blackpool

Subway cars for graffiti at Spare Part Festival Tram Sunday 20th July 2014

Subway cars  for people to add their own graffiti to

The build when we arrived with all the pieces

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As  part of the live paint event Mr Dee with the help of our photographer Lee Hodgkiss and our new organisation member David Jennings we created and built 2 small subway cars on wheels that later joined the Tram Sunday parade.

Boz Phillips set up a workshop for  or should I say ‘put out paint all day’ for enthusiastic children , parents and members of the public to paint the subway cars with their graffiti.

The subway cars were a big hit thanks to Mr Dees’ ideas and Dave and Lees help.

Everyone loved the opportunity to decorate the cars from 12 noon until 3.30  when the parade commenced.

See for yourself the participants work below.

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Decorated inside and out

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Then we joined the parade

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UDP dance members took the photo opportunity after some of their members added name to the trains

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