Category Archives: collaborative art

Projects in 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

work delivered to Grange Park today 4th January 2019

Our last artwork for 2018 completed in December 2018 for ‘The Grange’ working in collaboration with art group, local,  and the art of recovery community. on behalf of Horizon Blackpool.

Thank you to everyone who participated and a Happy New Year.

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.

We were at Highfield Park today creating art works for the park with the community and Friends of Highfield Park volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/228307541257741/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

https://www.facebook.com/anthony.lysycia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Annes in Bloom making their marks on the stone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/stannesinbloom/

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.

http://www.blott.co.uk/

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/126193264703510/

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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 –

https://www.facebook.com/African-Woodstock-425125124513955/

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/shabby2chiccic/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/urbanartsstudio/

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing everyone a Creative  2018.

 

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Activities and ongoing work for Last Legs in 2016

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On 6th August Ibbison Community Center re opened after the refurbishment work was completed. The glass chandelier is up as of today. The reaction so far has been fantastic. Thank you to Colette Halstead who took time out today to hook all the glass on to the bespoke frame after working with us to create this beautiful masterpiece.

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In November we completed a poster project for a Blackpool Heritage project. The posters will be displayed on the front of The King Edward picture House on Central Drive in December 2016. We worked with the community and the Hand Made Un’s Art Club participants to create two distinctive ‘Movie’  posters which make references to local history and local places.

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Margaret (pictured here talking about her work) has been instrumental in designing one of the posters for the ‘King Eddie’.

At the present we are not able to put up images of the work until the posters are in-situ.

On September the 2nd we began our ‘Wise Owls’ workshops with Shabby2Chic

Shabby2Chic CIC

https://www.facebook.com/shabby2chiccic/

Art Club members from ‘Hand Made Un’s’ undertook this course with  Sandra Johnson from S2C. All participants received a certificate at the end of the course.

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https://www.facebook.com/revoecommunity/

On August 20th we were involved with the Revoe Fun Day

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Mr Dee has been busy painting for the Back West Art Trail in St Annes. The results have gained many admirers and we hope to continue this work in support of St Annes and the community.

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

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This is the most recent of the graffiti paintings done by Mr Dee.

As we usually work with community members  this was an opportunity for Mr Dee to create art works using his own designs.

Boz Phillips has recently participated in the Sugar and Spite Exhibition at Blott Art Studios to coincide with the recent Rebellion Punk Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/events/611949638973189/

Blott Art Studio exhibits the best of local artists work and is currently recruting volunteers to participate in gallery invigilation and activities.

https://www.facebook.com/blottstudio

In May we worked with

Blackpool Grand Theater

to deliver  workshops to –

Bugs 2 Butterflies 

 Head start 

 Aiming higher 

Streetlife 

Aspired Futures

https://lastlegsart.com/2016/05/03/workshops-with-grand-theatre-blackpool-and-local-organisations-for-breakin-convention-show-2016/

Breakin’ Convention 2016

http://www.breakinconvention.com/events/festival/breakin-convention-2016-blackpool

The ‘Graffiti Grannies’  created a graffiti art work with Mr Dee for  ‘Breakin’ Convention’ in Blackpool this year 2016 at Matcham Court on May 16th 

Photos from Monday 16th May

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Photos from the ‘Graffiti Battle’ in Palatine Road Car Park

Intergenerational ‘Graffiti Battle’ 2014

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https://lastlegsart.com/2014/08/18/graffiti-battle-at-palatine-road-car-park-august-17th-2014/

Hand Made Un’s Art Club

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We have set up a Facebook Page for our ‘Hand Made Un’s’ community art club. Information about past, present and future work can be found here

and includes work we did to create the glass chandelier with  glass artists Colette Halstead and local residents

is ready to be mounted from the ceiling in when the center is completely  refurbished Ibbison Community Center. The workshop was funded by LeftCoast as an extension to our local artists workshops in 2015/2016.

 

Boz and Mr Dee had some of their work on exhibition and for sale recently  at Urban Arts Studio St Annes

http://www.urbanartsstudio.com/

This is an exiting new art space where we hope to be doing more work very soon. There are also opportunities for us to work with and support local businesses while working with the community.

and Boz exhibited her work at  Blott Art Studio as part of the ‘Be The Banana Skin’ feminist art exhibition in May 2016

We are also currently working  with

Arts Partnership Fylde to find ways to support and enhance the arts creativity and community engagement throughout Fylde.

https://artspartnershipfylde.wordpress.com/

Bookmaking ongoing

Julia Swarbrick will continue our ongoing working partnership with local residents following her successful book making workshop in January. The project will involve  working with local historian Shirley McCarten to make a handmade book. Julia will also  work with local residents who remember Blackpool Central  Train Station, and the Wakes Weeks to record historical events of the times gone by. Julia currently works with Blackburn Museum. The ‘Wakes Weeks’ project is part of her ongoing work.

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Photo from January’s workshop. Funded by LeftCoast.

The book making extended our range of local artists workshops run for 6 months, once a month on Tuesdays Memory Lane Cafe.

https://juliaswarbrick.wordpress.com/

 

One year since the opening and a ‘Live Paint’ with Mr Dee for Breakin’  Convention in May 2016 to celebrate !

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The residents ‘Revoe-lution’ community choir recently performed at the King Edward on Central Drive and two local poets Walentina Ivanovna and Kate Eggleston-Wirtz joined us for the occasion – The Shakespeare Festival week

http://www.ccasblackpool.co.uk/revoe-lution-community-choir.html

 

The residents Association recently won an award for all their hard work for the community. We were very happy to accept the invitation to the event and the award  presentation.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/community-news/glittering-awards-dinner-as-popular-as-ever-1-7774285

Last Legs is committed to working in partnership with local artists, community groups, organisations and businesses to promote and support health and creativity for people of all ages.

Information on all our previous activities are available on these wordpress blog pages

 

 

 

 

Graffiti and Dance Workshop Blackpool Oracle February 2016

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Start of the day sketch up.

Working with Samantha Bell (Wingz Theatre Works)

Blackpool Grand Theater

With young people from UR Potential

Getting ready for https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/into-the-hoods-remixed/

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Getting stuck in to the painting

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The finished piece as a backdrop to the dancing with FY Wingz. Brilliant

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Glass art workshop at Ibbison Community Center October 2015

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We began preparing for the glass art workshop with glass artists Colette Halstead

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Using glass pieces and paints

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We used these and other examples to give the participants a taste of the kind of work they could make during the workshop.

Before we started the glass was set out for people to look at and work with

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Some of the examples used at the workshop

and the microwave oven ‘Hot Pot’

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Colette showing the participants how to make brooches from cut glass pieces

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making brooches with one in the ‘Hot Pot’

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Then on to larger pieces of glass.

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One with the Revoe logo design using a hand cut stencil by Mr Dee when we prepared for the workshop. Design logo courtesy of Lyn and David Butterworth.

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Suzanne making her coaster

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We also had the glass paints to create designs with on to the glass.

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Everyone had a fantastic time with Colette today.

Thank you to everyone who took part we will be returning the fired work to everyone in the next two weeks .

Here are the fired brooches ready for the brooch pins to be attached

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Here are some of the participants with their finished/ fired pieces

We have received great feedback for this workshop and would very much like to invite Colette back next year. Thank you to everyone who asked ‘When is Colette coming back? ‘ and filled in our feedback sheets.

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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.

 

 

Young peoples art at Breakin’ Convention at the Grand Theater Blackpool

 

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We took a selection of art works spray painted  by young people from Blackpool, to the Grand Theater for the Breakin’ Convention show on the 2nd June. We cut out the painted signs to create a series of art works for display at the Grand Theater.

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Art work on recycled furniture with young people

In 2013 Mr Dee was asked to work with Shabby2Chic as we have a great working partnership with this fantastic company

http://sandrajohnson.vpweb.co.uk/About-Us.html

Mr Dee worked with a young person to develop  his art work on to a piece of recycled furniture which sold for £60

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The young person who painted this has a real talent for illustration.

We suggested he develop one particular art work for adding to a

t-shirt.

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Not only did the young man in  pass his award: gaining confidence and self esteem with regards his skills. He was able to see the potential to take his work forward and develop a  business selling his art work in the future.