Category Archives: marking the martyrs

Art Projects in 2019

young people painting wall art
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 the 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 to continue with their new found skills once they move to a new home.

Tenants Project Fund update

Below are art works by more community members on the Onward and Upward project

Tangerine Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space painting by community member on project Onward and Upwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Onward and Upwards’

Canvas below spray painted by Gail.

Liverpool stencil on canvas

Gails' Liverpool canvas
made by Gail spray painted 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 currently working on this new project.

 

 

 

 

 

‘I’m framing this one for the bathroom’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘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.

community art outside 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 will be selling artworks made using recycled materials @ The Harris Preston Lancashire.

hand made bird recycled materials

The fair will showcase local artists who specialise in using recycled materials in their work. Come and meet me at the event, on my ‘Birdies Lounge’ stall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/The-creative-principle-an-artists-collective-276737829924656/

February 2019 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/At-the-grange-Blackpool-1021617421334189

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.

https://www.facebook.com/markingthemartyrs/

 

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.

 

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