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Our arts group Crazy Glue have had a busy autumn taking part in leading Plain Speaking Tours of recent exhibition We The People are The Work.   The group have been supported by artist Rachel Dobbs and have trained and discussed the 5 artworks that form the exhibition.  Spanning key visual arts organisations in the city We The People Are The Work is hosted by Peninsula Arts, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth Arts Centre, The Council House and KARST gallery....

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Nov 13, 2017
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Members of our Crazy Glue group took to the town this afternoon to visit the galleries of We The People Are The Work. Working with the lovely Rachel Dobbs the group explored Plymouth College of Art, Peninsula Arts, The Council House, KARST and Plymouth Arts Centre.  In each space the group took time to learn about the content for each exhibition and also to discuss what they felt each piece was about and meant to them.  As well as collecting...

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Sep 30, 2017
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Our lovely Shed On Wheels drove, slowly, down to be a part of the brilliant Plymouth Art Weekender this weekend. Arts group Crazy Glue shared the work they have been making with Soraya Phillips in a ‘work in progress’ exhibition.  The wonderful Tess Wilmott was on hand to chat about food and growing and the origins of the Shed and artist Simon Bayliss joined us to create gorgeous observational watercolour paintings. We were blessed with a lovely warm day and...

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Sep 25, 2017
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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...

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Sep 6, 2017
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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...

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Aug 1, 2017
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Take A Part are THRILLED to be awarded Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation status for the 2018-2022 investment period. The funding secures our programme of work in Plymouth allowing us to work dedicatedly with communities across the city through to 2022. Started in Efford in 2006, Take A Part worked with local community members, agencies and organisations to create a specific model of co-commissioning and co-creating with artists that allows embedding of the work in the community while developing...

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Jul 3, 2017
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Today our Efford art group met with Ash from Active Neighbourhoods and took a trip to Efford Marsh. The site, which is somewhat unknown to the community but very beautiful, is being improved and developed by Active Neighbourhoods.  The group will be working alongside Active Neighbourhoods to explore the site and create some art work in response to what they see and what lives there. Today’s session was an opportunity to investigate what is down at the marsh, to see...

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May 10, 2017
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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...

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May 10, 2017
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