Tea party poses, as we capture more portraits in Barne Barton

Our project with photographer Dom Moore saw us at the new Kit Hill nursery this week to capture portraits of children, their parents and staff. Dom is working in Barne Barton over the next year with Take A Part to capture images of community members, places and events before merging them into a large photo mosaic which will reveal one large image created by all the smaller ones. Yesterday the nursery hosted an afternoon tea party to celebrate their new...

St Peter’s pupils create their own ‘secret stars’

Artist Soraya Phillips has been at St Peter’s School, Stonehouse, creating the first wishing stars for our ‘Carry On Stonehouse’ project. The children worked for two days to create their own wishing star out of willow and tissue paper.  Each created their own aspiration or goal which they places inside before sealing and decorating the stars with detail.  They will then be invited to carry their stars in the Three Towns Festival parade in November and will be lit up from...

Crazy Glue make their mark in wood

Our Crazy Glue group were out at Saltram park this weekend with artist metalworkers Thrussell and Thrussell. The group gathered for a wood branding workshop and to follow on from the workshop they did with Thrussell and Thrussell around the design for a bench for the Plym Valley Heritage Trail.  The bench, containing sections of metal and wood, is one of a number being commissioned for the trail and being designed by community groups and schools.  Crazy Glue helped shape...

PCA hosts ‘Mantle Gardens’

Plymouth College of Art and Design fine art third years hosted their retrospective exhibition ‘Mantle Gardens’ last Saturday. Mantle Gardens was a response to, and reflection on, the recent work of the BBROOTS art project.  Students from across the third year course have been interning on various elements of the project and supporting on the development and delivery of various project strands. Project ranged from bonkers bunting making to artwork inspired by naval history, website development and design and capturing...