Social Making Now and Next

We were very proud to host our very first Symposium in collaboration with Plymouth University this week which focussed on Socially Engaged practice. We were privileged to be joined by artists, producers, community members, educators and local authority across the two days and hear from speakers as diverse as Homebaked, Assemble and Mammalian Diving Reflex.  There were lots of fantastic discussions, themes and ideas that came to the table over the course of the days.  We are very much looking...

Get ready for the Efford Mash!

We are very excited to be holding the finale of our Heritage Sign Project on May 13th 3-5pm in Efford at High View School. The ‘Efford Mash’ will celebrate the work done across the Heritage Sign project- the stories, histories, memories and people of Efford, and, of course, the final sign resurrected with its new centre pieces designed to reflect the seasons and Efford’s heritage. Local community members will help run the event with the St Pauls Church choir singing traditional...

Imaginations run wild for Sculpting Saltram Stage 2!

Pupils from Riverside School were back with us at Saltram today and they embarked on the next stage of their Sculpting Saltram project. Following their inspiration day visit in November the group have been back, interviewed some artists and selected the one that they would like to work with; George Lovesmith.  Today saw the first day working on site with George and the children spent time outside gathering ideas for their sculpture and exploring the landscape by the salt marsh...

A charming time at Riverside

We spent a lovely creative afternoon with parents and children at Riverside School creating Christmas charms from found objects. The group worked with artist Graham Guy-Robinson to create sculptural charms using recycled materials and more natural objects like stones and shells.  The project was a follow on from our metal charm workshops and formed another part of our Kinterbury Creek Bridge project but with a Christmas slant. Taking inspiration by mobiles and the work of Alexander Calder the charms created...