The new ridge is officially launched!

This week saw the launch of the new Kinterbury Creek bridge in Barne Barton. The project, which was in collaboration with community members, Plymouth City Council and Muf Architecture/art, started last year and culminated this week with the launch event.  The community were treated to activities with the beach ranges and beautiful sunshine as the ribbon was cut to signify the official opening. The creek had been without a bridge for a number of years after previous bridges were damaged...

A timeless tank taking shape

Artist Anna Boland has back on site at Saltram with the young people from Plymouth School Of Creative Arts this week.   As the final part of our Sculpting Saltram project Anna and the group are focussing on the creation of a World War Two inspired tank sculpture.  But this is no ordinary tank, the sections of the tank are created from huge oak panels of wood which are being carved to show a birds eye view of the vehicle,...

Sculpting Saltram returns with a military twist

Sculpting Saltram project 3 kicked off last week with another inspiring visit to see the beautiful house, estate and site for the Sculpture. For this project we are being joined by talented young people from Plymouth School of Creative Arts.  The project will focus on the history of Saltram connected to WW2 when it was a base for American troops, weaponry and vehicles.  The group were inspired by the historical context of their site and started to develop some fantastic...

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...