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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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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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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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