Art & Design
We visited Belle Vale Primary with some of the fruit faces they created and got them to road test them for us – thanks again to all the pupils and staff for their hard work!
The remaining 12 fruit faces will now go on display at Dobbies Garden Centre in Speke as part of their Big Garden Party over the weekend of the 16th & 17th June. Check here for details – Thanks again to Angela and her team at Dobbies for all the contributions made to our project.
One of the longer running projects has been the work by Gate Acre Comp.
We have now selected 15 artworks by the pupils which have been engraved onto alcohol bottles – these 15 represent the 15 minute interval between each alcohol related death in the UK. The pieces depict a range of collages showing varied notions about drink, being drunk and the harsh results that alcohol misuse can lead to. The bottles are to be filled with coloured liquids much like the old pharmacy window displays (we think this was an indicator that the Pharmacist was able to mix medicines from scratch) – they will also be accompanied by 15 coloured LED lights which will highlight the 15 minute timescale.
The piece hopes to go on display at TBC.
Belle Vale Primary’s healthy artwork is now finished and a set of 15 fresh faced fruits and veggies will be joining our ranks of public artwork! It promotes healthy eating and keeping active and also gives clues as to who would win in a fight between a potato and a lemon! Many thanks again to Jo Moon for the finishing touches!
The pupils of Gateacre Comp have made good progress with their Alcohol statistic pieces and have culminated their idea for the final piece.
The work will comprise of 90 bottles – each one representing an alcohol related fatality – some of these will be decorated with collaged ideas about the use, misuse and effects of alcohol – all of them will be lit with a coloured LED light and every 15 minutes one light will go out, representing a death. All 90 lights will extinguish in the path of a day and will be re-lit for the next day.
The piece plans to be shown in Childwall Health Centre in April.
It’s been a while since we reported on Belle Vale Primary’s Fruit and Veg paintings – well we’ve had some help from Allerton based children’s illustrator Jo Moon who has kindly put the finishing touches to the childrens pieces. We have 15 artworks all with energetic fruit and veg that are currently homeless but discussions are underway and you’ll see these cheeky fellows popping up very soon.
Garston C of E Primary School have been helping us with designs for the Long Lane Planters in Garston. Over the past two weeks they have been creating images based around the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Olympics and the 5 ways to Wellbeing. These are being turned into wooden plaques which will be fixed onto the planters once they are painted and planted (with the help of the children this Friday – if it doesn’t rain!). Rotters will be coming along to assist with the planting and designs.
Many thanks to the Staff and Lilly B, Rachael W, Alex De, Becky, Kaitlan, Rebecca, Charlie, Stevie, Rebekka H, Lida, Chantelle, Emily Bl, Erin, Charlotte, Viki, Emily Bu, Chloe and Adam!
We’ve just finished hanging the Parklands Airport Posters in the main arrivals lounge (opposite Subway) – they add a great amount of colour and detail to the space and we’re so happy to have them start our project’s live activity!
The works will hang indefinitely – until the area is redeveloped – so go and see them as soon as you can! They will soon be supported by the free stickers – obtainable from the main information counter!
Many thanks to Andrew Dutton and all at the Airport for their support.
Work is going public! at last we have our first pieces being shared with the public – this Thursday (8th) we’ll see the posters created by Parklands School being hung in the Airport Arrival Lounge. Followed closely by the luggage stickers that will be freely available to the public – a sneak preview is below.
A great afternoon was held on Tuesday with the most productive primary school artists i have ever come across.
The dozen pupils from all years of Belle Vale Primary explored fruit and vegetables as subject matter for large paintings – the 40 + paintings are intended to create ‘Head through the Hole’ type stickers for (bustop) windows so people can pretend to be their favourite fruit and veg.