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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,...

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Jul 15, 2016
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We had a great time back at Saltram yesterday with the team from PCSA and artist Anna scoping out our site for the sculpture and measuring the distances between the trees and the depth of the ground in order to give us the best possible position for the sculpture. The group had to spend time investigating the ground to establish the best foundations and positioning for the sculpture.  They also spent some more time with Anna discussing the potential design...

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Jun 24, 2016
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Project 3 of Sculpting Saltram is underway with artist Anna Boland visiting the young people at Plymouth School of Creative Arts this week to start the design process. With a focus on WW2 and the residency of American GI’s at Saltram the design work has been focussed on machinery and weapons.  The group have been working with Anna and taking inspiration from the shapes and workings of transport, weapons and working objects to create their initial design ideas. Over the...

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Jun 21, 2016
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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...

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May 26, 2016
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We are thrilled that our bridge project in Kinterbury Creek has reached completion.  The process started last year and then had some delays whilst we had the change of seasons and the over wintering period for birds at the Creek. It has been an ambition for a long time to create better access at Kinterbury Creek and working alongside Plymouth City Council we have been able to create a project which enables that to happen but has also been creative...

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May 26, 2016
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We had a fantastic finale to the Efford Heritage Sign project this week.  The event took place at the front of High View School with the arts ambassadors hosting the event alongside artist Thomas Goddard. The event featured the wonderful Queens Dock Uke’s who opened proceedings with some wonderful old songs, we then had speeches from Kim Wide from Take A Part, Kim Dorian-Kemp from High View, and Thomas, who launched the new sign and gave the project context for those...

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May 14, 2016
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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...

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May 1, 2016
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We are very excited to be holding the finale of our Heritage Sign Project on May 13th 3-5pm in Efford at High View School. The ‘Efford Mash’ will celebrate the work done across the Heritage Sign project- the stories, histories, memories and people of Efford, and, of course, the final sign resurrected with its new centre pieces designed to reflect the seasons and Efford’s heritage. Local community members will help run the event with the St Pauls Church choir singing traditional...

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Apr 20, 2016
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