Speaking plainly about art

Our Efford arts group had an interesting session today with artist Rachel Dobbs looking at contemporary art. As a part of their training for the upcoming plain speaking tours that they will be leading around exhibition We The People Are the Work the group are exploring contemporary art and learning how to to talk about it in their own way. Their discussion involves being curious, questioning the intention behind pieces, finding things that they like and dislike and thinking about...

Sun, sea and sculptures!

Our Efford Arts group had a lovely trip to St Ives yesterday and despite the gorgeous weather the visit wasn’t just an opportunity to hit the beach! Working with artist Soraya Phillips to continue their discovery and interaction with art, the group visited the Barbara Hepworth garden to explore shape and form and to begin to look at abstraction in art.  The work follows on from the sessions they have been having with Soraya in school creating art that will...

Inspired by Le Grice’s Epic Exhibition!

The ‘Inspired by Le Grice, created with Gall’ project culminated this week with an exhibition and screening of their work. The children organised a pop-up screen area to interact with, a table sharing all of their process and pieces created as part of the film and had a refreshments area to greet guests with.  The children shared back the 4 short films that they created to a wonderfully receptive audience; including Malcolm himself who made a special visit to attend...

Crazy Glue get off to a flying start!

Our redeveloped Crazy Glue art group met for the first time today in an art session with artists Soraya Phillips. The group will be working towards their own exhibition in Spring 2018, exploring art inspired by nature and natural forms and working out in Efford Marsh on some creative projects too. In this first workshop the group worked with everyday objects (wire, foil, masking tape) to create beautiful small scale models of birds.  Inspired by the life that we might find...