Archive for May 2012
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.
Well it’s been a quieter month after the flurry of main activity on the Shared Place project – we have been finishing off the last few project pieces and will report back in a series of Summary Updates.
ARCH performers Update.
The group at ARCH have performed their monologue at two events…
The first being the PCT celebration evening at the Vauxhall Community Training and Enterprise Centre on 29th March. The event allowed 5 major community art projects to share their progress with the wider community and allowed South Liverpool to Perform in the North. The piece was well received by a busy venue and the group really enjoyed finally delivering their work.
The second performance took place on the 9th of May and was part of South Liverpools NHS Treatment Centre’s 1 Year Anniversary Celebrations. Below is the PCT press release about the event.
GARSTON PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE HELPS CELEBRATE THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF SOUTH LIVERPOOL NHS TREATMENT CENTRE
A special performance of Garston, Past, Present kicked off the celebrations for first anniversary of the South Liverpool NHS Treatment Centre in Garston.
Since the £13 million facility opened last year more than 160,000 patients have been through the doors to seek treatment and advice.
Gideon Ben-Tovim, Chair of Liverpool PCT said: “When we outlined our plans for a New Health Service for Liverpool we had a clear vision for delivering a wider range of services closer to people’s homes, making it easier and more convenient for patients to access them.
“We are delighted that this vision has been fully realised, and the South Liverpool NHS Treatment Centre has had such an impact on the local community and patients.”
The Treatment Centre is double the size of its predecessor, and provides a wide range of health services, including an NHS Walk-in Centre, drop-in sexual health services and a community café.
The special performance involved local residents, who recreated characters from the past and present of their community. It used a variety of creative writing and drama improvisations to bring to life the characters.
The piece was created as part of Culture Liverpool’s community arts engagement programme – ‘Four Corners’, which has been managed by JMU (John Moores University-Design Academy) and the Rotunda.
If you haven’t seen the performance then you can download and read the scripts here. Thanks Again to all of the participants at ARCH and everyone at Rotunda who did such a fine job in putting this all together!