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Projects in 2018

After a busy and successful 2017 we are now looking forward to 2018.

In January we will be continuing 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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 starts this Friday 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.

Colette Halstead has also donated a number of glass items for us to include in the mosaic.

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

In other exiting news – Boz has met with the Seaside Stitchers

https://www.facebook.com/seasidestitchers/

with a view to working with them on a project on behalf of

Blackpools’ longest established artists group: Blott Artist Studio.

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

The project will involve creating art works to celebrate 100 years of  Womens’ Right to Vote. The project will culminate in an exhibition of work by local artists and community involved participants, including performances from local choirs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand Made Un’s created a sash/ banner prototype for the project to show our participants a small sample of what we could make for the ‘Marking The Martyrs’ project.

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

We are also planning an exhibition in Revoe of ‘Hand Made Un’s art works; plates dishes, cups and saucers, which will also be for sale. Date and venue TBC in 2018.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going on further in to 2018 we are looking forward as always to working with Shabby2chic and the wonderful Sandra.

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

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year of creativity in 2018.

 

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Workshops with Grand Theatre Blackpool and local organisations for Breakin’ Convention Show 2016

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Graffiti hats in the Teepee at Blackpool St Johns Square May 20th and 21st in the lead up to the fantastic Breakin’ Convention Show at Grand Theatre.

This May we worked with Grand Theatre to publicise and support the  ‘Breakin’ Convention’ show  at Grand Theatre Blackpool

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

We worked with Revoes notorious ‘Graffiti Grannies’ on the 16th May at Matcham Court Grand Theater Blackpool.

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Selected photos from the 5 workshops can be found below.

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Graffiti sign workshop at Ibbison Community Center

and a selection of photos from workshops with Aiming Higher,

Aspired Futures, Streetlife and Headstart Blackpool

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Graffiti Art and Dance Workshop at the Oracle Blackpool Day 2

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Another Fantastic day with a brilliant group of young people from Blackpool Young Carers.

Working with

FY Wingz Blackpool

and Grand Theater Blackpool for the forthcoming ‘Zoonation’ production

 

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Finished graffiti piece

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Fantasy plant workshop at Revoe Learning Academy year 5

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Another small selection of plants made by year 5 this time.

Picking out unusual plant and flower and plant names from the ‘mystery bag’ first the pupils then drew out a design of how they visualized their plant might look. Later after making the plants and flowers using recycled materials they researched how the plant really looked and where in the world the plant came from.

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The project was set up to support and publicise the community garden project on Central Drive and is funded by LeftCoast.

 

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

Fantasy Plant Shop Mushrooms with Revoe Learning Academy

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As part of our Fantasy Plant project and Funded by LeftCoast we worked with year two at Revoe Learning Academy and here are their ‘Fantasy’ mushrooms. Here is a small selection of their work.

Each pupil picked out an unusual mushroom name from the ‘mystery bag’ and then drew out the design before making their own mushroom using recycled materials.

They turned out just great.

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Four more year groups’ work to follow this week.

 

Up-cycling and Art at Shabby2chic CIC

Working again with one of our favorite partner organisations Shabby2chic CIC and wonderful owner Sandra Johnson, a group of young people and YOT.

Over the next six weeks we will be working with the group to design items that are up-cycled, using printmaking, graffiti and shabby chic techniques.

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