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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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Boz Phillips community arts-health practitioner

BOZ PHILLIPS: COMMUNITY

ARTS-HEALTH PRACTITIONER 1999-2020

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

M.A Arts-Health (dist)

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

Last Legs currently works with people from the homeless and recovery community and isolated and hard to reach individuals.

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 

Design by schoolchildren Revoe Academy art work by Boz Phillips 2013

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, Revoe-Lution Blackpool,  Blackpool Borough Council, Young carers, Streetlife, Fylde Youth Service, Blackpool Art Of Recovery 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 3 homeless hostels in Blackpool, funded by BCH on project – ‘Onwards and Upwards’. A project devised and delivered by Last Legs after our successful ‘Art Buddies’ project 2017-2019. In 2017 we were nominated for a BCH community award for Art Buddies.

Projects I have recently led include – a poster project for Blackpool Art service, Horizon ‘Freedom Clock’ art work in conjunction with Grange Park Residents and the recovery community. 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.

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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Boz Phillips 2013

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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Boz Phillips 2013

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

https://www.facebook.com/blottstudio/

Be the ‘Banana Skin’ a feminist exhibition 2016 online catalogue

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

Click to access 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

Web sites

lastlegsart.com

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

Dr Evoes Pet Shop Central Drive Blackpool 2013

Dr Evoes Pet Shop: A fantasy pets shop designed in partnership with Revoe School and Boz Phillips and Mr Dee Community artists

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Evoes-Pet-Shop-Central-Drive-Blackpool/402029496559706

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Bird Boxes designed by young person from Revoe School: made by Mr Dee

Pig Dog designed by young person during workshops at Ibbison Court Community Center 2013: made by Boz Phillips

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