‘Onward and Upwards’
We are also delighted to announce that BCH –
have agreed to continue funding our creative activities -art project ‘Onward and Upwards’ (named after the art work made with residents last year, at Blackpool Gorton Street.)
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 hostel in main staircase:created last year over a number of sessions with residents
‘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’
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
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.
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.