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Revoe mosaic project 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After collecting tiles from Kass at ‘Al Murad’ Blackpool and spotting a small hoard ready for the skip at another shop, we had a ‘trial run’ of using the pieces that Mr Dee spent 3 days cutting up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hand Made Un’s Art Club have now started the work after  securing a small pot of funding for materials earlier this year, thanks to Pippa Martin. We are applying for further funding to work with more of the community throughout 2018 to produce some smaller mosaics to be installed outdoors in the Revoe area.

The Blackpool Gazette came this week to take photographs for a feature on the project and the club. Thank you to Dan and Julia from the Gazette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee’s drawing up on the backer board ready to add tiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep watching the blog for updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret tried out a windmill design, while Andy ‘supervised’.

Anita tried out a house design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara worked on her King Edward Picture House  design. The location of the finished mosaic will be on the side the George pub that is also included in the mosaic.

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Graffiti Cross stitch Ibbison Community center Blackpool Dec 2015

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Funded by Friends of Muir Housing we will be working with families from the Revoe / Central Drive area on Monday 14th  December 6pm – 8pm.

The participants will start an outline of the letters and take the kits home to finish in their own time.

In preparation for the workshop we made up cross stitch packs with Mr Dee’s graffiti designs.

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Cross stitch kits designed and prepared ready for the workshop in December.

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Then Boz cross stitched a sampler ready to show the participants.

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‘YOLO’ stitched by Boz

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Thanks to Lee Hodgkiss for persuading Kim to work on the other design.

‘LOL’ stitched by Kim

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Very tidy and well stitched. Thank you Kim

One of our participants Emma has taken home a cross stitch kit and is busy getting stuck in. Thank you so much for coming along.

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Keep up the excellent work 🙂

Here is Tina’s amazing cross stitch. Fantastic !!

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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.

Go-Kart workshops with young people at 4Techmoto Blackpool August 2014

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We were really exited to be asked to work with this group of amazing young people while they built go karts with Phill and Graham  at    4Techmotohttp://www.4techmoto.co.uk/

With Phill and Grahams skill at Blackpool t4Techmoto two teams built 2 go-karts for racing after two days build and a final day ‘fettling’ and painting up the

Boz worked with the two teams while they built the machines ready for racing on day three. while Mr Dee helped design and paint the custom graffiti on the finished karts.

Phill working on Team Smiles classic go kart design

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Quick check to make sure everything is working

before taking off the wheels ready for graffiti custom job

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Team Smile with Mr Dee

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Practising the painting

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Team Oblivion with Graham

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A few test runs before the races later in the day

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Loading the karts in to the trailer

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Arriving at the Palatine race track

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Then up to the line for the first of three races

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Even Sally the dog got in on the act with Phill

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Fantastic day with the two teams and all the people involved

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Live paint at Breakin’ Convention Blackpool Grand Theater

Mr Dee created a graffiti art piece for  Breakin Convention in Blackpool.

Blank boards waiting to be painted

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The end of a perfect painting day – about 10.30 pm

 

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Graffiti Art in the Park, Kirkham, Lancashire 2013

As part of the Circles of Light Project we facilitated a drop in session for a day at Kirkham Park.

http://circlesoflight-fylde.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/spraying-signs-sayings-with-friends-of.html

Families and young people participated throughout the day.

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Mr Dee was kept busy

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The art works went to good use

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Boz Phillips community arts-health practitioner

Boz Phillips: B.A (hons) Fine Art.

M.A Arts-Health (dist)

I am co- founder, treasurer and ‘fund finder’ for Last Legs.

I have a current enhanced DBS and public liability insurance.

I am an Arts Awards Adviser and have a City and Guilds in teaching.

My background is in community support of people with disabilities prior to returning to education in 1999.

I facilitate the art making of people in the community, while continuing my fine art practice.

2013 Fantasy animal made from recycled materials based on a design drawn by schoolchildren for ‘Dr Evoes Pet Shop’ Central Drive Blackpool 2013 

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I have experience of working in partnership with organisations such as Horizon Blackpool, The Grange Blackpool, Urban Arts Studio St Annes, Age Concern UK, Connexions, Homestart, New Revoe Residents Association,  Blackpool Borough Council, Young carers, Streetlife, Fylde Youth Service, Blackpool Horizon project and Blackpool Club to Go : delivering, and facilitating numerous community arts and digital media workshops since 1999.

I continue to collaborate with a number of local artists, musicians and individuals to create digital and non digital art works. My art works, jewellery and video productions, have been exhibited online, in local galleries, and local shops over the last 15 years. I have also directed and been involved with a number of short films and online music and television productions.

From 2016- 2018 I was the ‘artist in residence at Ibbison Community Center where I was instrumental in setting up ‘Hand Made Un’s’ Community art group.

https://www.facebook.com/Hand-Made-Uns-Art-Club-1009319079114751/

I am currently working with Gorton Street Hostel Blackpool, funded by BCH on project ‘Onwards and Upwards’. A project devised and delivered by Last Legs after our succesful ‘Art Buddies’ project 2017-2019. In 2017 we were nominated for a BCH community award for Art Buddies.

Two  projects I have worked on in 2017 include – a poster project for Blackpool Art service and Blackpool Grand Theater ‘Breakin’ Convention. I have worked in partnership with Lee Fitzgerald on both these projects. As Last Legs we have received funding for a number of project in the Blackpool Central / Revoe areas. Working with community members of all ages. Our most recently successful devised, delivered and funded project is ‘Art Buddies’ – going to the homes of isolated individuals and involving them in creative activities. This project is ongoing.

2006: Video stills from two videos produced for the Grundy Art Gallery.

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In 2006 I worked with two Blackpool schools to produce two videos based on the work of Yuji Watabe who’s video work was on display at the Grundy Art Gallery.

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Boz Phillips 2006

Relevant Skills

• Designing and delivering projects and workshops: working with community groups to create art works

Big Spider made from gloves from a design drawn by schoolchildren for Dr Evoes Pet Shop

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• Creating and installing art works in shop windows

Bird lady in cage 2012 

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 • Art film production skills – costume, set design etc

• Curating and organising multi-media, art projects.

• Planning and carrying out health, safety and risk assessments.

• Evaluating and giving feedback on project outcomes

• Organising, networking and collaborating with other artists and work colleagues

• Producing measurable, quality outcomes from projects and activities

• An understanding and experience of multi agency working practices.

• Research skills.

• Identifying and receiving funding

• Budgeting and planning project expenditure

• Directing, filming and creating short films and experimental video

• Teaching (self employed tutor) Blackpool Borough Council adult Learning services

  • Organising  ‘Hand Grown Un’s’  Community Art Club @ Ibbsion Community Center Blackpool

2013 – Dr Evoe (transformed mouse). Made for Dr Evoes Pet Shop 

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Current Fine Art practice

Painting and mixed media art work.

Creating mixed media art works that reflect my interest in genetics, the human condition and simulacra theory.

Collage with vintage printing blocks

Printmaking and bookmaking

Fine art work using recycled and vintage materials

Research into turn of the century ‘performers in plumage’

Further education/ training

M.A Arts-Health (distinction) 2006

B.A (hons) Fine Art 2003

Diploma in Figure and Portrait (dist) 2010

Film making course with First Take 2009

Scratch to Screen film making course 2008

Arts Awards Advisor course (Arts Council) 2007)

Diverse Lives- Distinct Voices 2007

Arts in Youth Justice Settings 2005 (The National Training Consortium for Arts in Criminal Justice Settings)

City and Guilds/NVQ 730-7/6 Teaching Certificate 1999

City and Guilds Community Care Practice 1992

City and Guilds Hairdressing 1984

Publications including my work

Marking the Martyrs – Blott Art Studio publication 2019.

The History of Blott 2018

Blackpool Culture Shops – Nov 2012

‘We can Fly’  – March 2012 A storybook with photos from the Birdies Trail art project working with writer Chris Culshaw, NADFAS and Homestart St Annes

http://midpenninearts.org.uk/assets/files/LYTHAM_EVENTS_NEWSPAPER%20FINAL%20FINAL(1).pdf

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Chris Culshaw 2012

One of the clues posted in local shops. Image of young person in bird costume made during the ‘birdies Trail’ project for the book ‘We Can Fly’ – created by Chris Culshaw.  I worked with families to make costumes and masks that formed the images to accompany stories in the book.

‘Fish-box’ – screen printed limited edition book Spring 2008 (Red Fox Press)

http://www.redfoxpress.com/FH-fishbox.html

‘Getting Our Heads Together’ – A book documenting the recorded experiences of people coping with mental health: June 23rd 2006

Recent exhibitions

Pavilion Cafe, Ashton Gardens, St Annes-On-Sea 2017

@ Urban Arts Studio – St Annes Lancashire     February 2016

@ Blott Art Studio – ‘be The Banana Skin’ – Feminist Art Exhibition March 2016

Since 2000 I have produced directed and been commissioned to make a number of short films and DVD productions

Video still from ‘Short History of the Illuminations’ 2006

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Boz Phillips 2006

Photograph of participants of the ‘My Place’ video made to celebrate the opening of the ‘Oracle’ building in Blackpool. Working with Blackpools dance officer and UDP.

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Boz Phillips 2012

Other web sites

https://www.facebook.com/Hand-Made-Uns-Art-Club-1009319079114751/

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyplantshop/

http://blackpoolcultureshops.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/central-drive-culture-shops-dr-evoes-pet-shop/

http://www.shabby2chic.co.uk/Boz-Phillips.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/simulacra1394/

http://www.outofsight.co.nz/Ice9/exhibit/ice36.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/content/articles/2007/01/29/artists_boz_phillips_feature.shtml

http://www.portobellofilmfestival.com/2003/06elgin.html