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We’ve had an incredible 2 days hosting our second Social Making symposium at Devonport Guildhall. From incredible speakers including;  Freï von Fräähsen, Tom Marshman, Sinead Dowling, Michael  Fortune, Rommi Smith and Patrick Fox (to name just a few!)  to inspiring Pecha Kucha’s presented by artists and arts projects to the very generous thoughts and contributions of all who came along Social Making 2018 was a wonderful experience! Here at Take A Part we are so happy to be able to...

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Jun 9, 2018
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We have been working with Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) to design and re-paint a community mural on Blandford Road in Efford. The original mural was painted in 2010 by arts group Crazy Glue, however this had to be removed in line with improvement works to local flats including the garage wall on which it was painted.  After discussion with PCH it was agreed that it would be wonderful to create a new mural. We worked with artist Phil Harvey and consulted...

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May 29, 2018
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As part of our symposium ‘Social Making: Now and Next’  we will be sharing work by those that use social practices and engage with communities in their work. After receiving lots of exciting proposals we are pleased to announce the three selected artists that will be exhibiting their work in the Devonport Guildhall cells during Social Making 2018. Bridey Borda: Bridey is a community volunteer and young artists from Barne Barton, Plymouth. She is currently part of the Island Stories project working with Fotonow and has been running a scrapbooking project...

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May 14, 2018
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We concluded our recent project ‘Looking for Silence’ today with a celebration and finale event at Efford Marsh. Over the past six months Take A Part has collaborated with Active Neighbourhoods to run an art project in the marsh which culminated in a commissioned piece exploring the notion of listening to nature.  Artists Leverington Wuthrich were selected to create the piece and also lead a series of community based workshops to shape the idea for the final work. About the sculpture Leverington Wuthrich...

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May 13, 2018
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Take A Part often documents and captures projects and process via film and photography, we like to be visual.  Here you will find an archive of most of the films we have commissioned and /or made.  We often work with filmmaker Hana Backland and Magic Hour, a young person’s film and photography social enterprise based at High View School in Efford. To find out more about any of the projects in these films please click on the title above or...

Mar 27, 2018    1 COMMMENT

Looking for Silence was a co-commissioned project between Take A Part and Active Neighbourhoods. We worked with artists Leverington Wuthrich , Active Neighbourhoods and Crazy Glue to create a new piece of art in Efford Marsh.  After being struck by the level of noise from the A38 at the nature reserve artists Leverington Wuthrich created an approach that would help people to listen to the real and hidden sounds of the marsh. A series of R+D workshops with the community took place, including listening walks...

Mar 22, 2018    NO COMMMENTS

After working together for a year yesterday afternoon saw the opening of exhibition ‘The Shape Of Flight’ for Crazy Glue and artist Soraya Phillips. The art work is the result of a year long project exploring art, seeing gallery spaces and developing skills in different art forms.  The group worked in after school art sessions over the last year and explored themes of birds and flight. Some work was more representative, like the beautiful 3D models of birds, and some...

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Mar 22, 2018
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Nicholas Leverington (1966, UK) and Nadia Wuthrich (1984,  Switzerland) worked with Take A Part on a commission in Efford marsh in collaboration with Active Neighbourhoods. Their work is playful, thought provoking, interactive and socially engaged. “We see art as a way of questioning the world in which we live, it enables us to deal with the nonsense…” Until 2014 they were based in Switzerland and lived and worked high up in the Swiss Alps. Since then they have lived on...

Feb 19, 2018    NO COMMMENTS