Our recent projects

The sun was shining on us at Take A Part when we launched the Red Brick Field Recreation Ground in July! This project, produced in partnership with Plymouth City Council, residents of Red Brick estate, Tamar View Community Centre and Dare 2 B Young Ambassadors programme was a long term process, taking in community consultation, brief writing, additional funding from Arts Council England for engagement and an Arts Action Group Steering Panel called BBROOTS.  It was the culmination of 4...

Aug 7, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

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 30, 2017    1 COMMMENT

Take A Part are very excited to announce that we have received support and funding from Plymouth Culture (via Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence funded Horizon project) to redevelop our community arts group model Crazy Glue. First established way back in 2009, a group of parents of children from Highfield School came together at weekly art sessions.  Soon developing into a more established group they met and began working with Take A Part on community arts projects and slowly raised their...

Feb 28, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

Artist educator Rachel Dobbs is working with a group of young people aged 12-19 to create a digital mapping project. With the mentorship of Rachel, and working with a Geospatial Technologies Expert Shaun Lewin, the young people are creating an engaging psychogeographic portrait of Barne Barton; mapping local histories, shortcuts and hidden pathways. By driving the project forward themselves, they are also learning project management, finance, marketing and engagement skills.

Feb 13, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

We are very pleased to be working alongside Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University on a short film project inspired by the recent dual site exhibition, Present Moments and Passing Time, showcasing the work of Malcolm Le Grice at the Peninsula Arts Gallery and Plymouth Arts Centre. Collaborating with Magic Hour at High View School and working with artist and Lecturer in Media Arts at Plymouth University, Allister Gall, a group of children will meet Malcolm to discuss his work and also...

Jan 25, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

Creative practitioners Sarah Hollingworth and George Lovesmith were chosen by the community of Barne Barton to create new play features, seating and a gateway feature for the Red Brick field.   The aim is to reinvigorate the space, making it a more welcoming space for people to play, walk and enjoy the outdoors. Following on from Hilary Kolinsky’s research with the community, Sarah and George’s project responds to the history, materials and location of the site. Their methodological emphasis is on collaborative production, with...

Jan 1, 2017    NO COMMMENTS

Architect-researcher Hilary Kolinsky worked with Barne Barton and spent the summer working in the Red Brick field.  Over the project Hilary talked with residents and park-users about the history of the field and what they wanted to see happen in the space. She collated research from the Local History archives and South West Image Bank, to uncover some of the stories of the site. Residents shared their personal tales of the field on the ‘Red Brick Revealed’ Facebook forum. By...

Aug 25, 2016    NO COMMMENTS

In this fun a brightly coloured project artist Billy Colours worked with children and young people in Barne Barton to create a mural on Poole Park road, adjacent to our previous mural project with Phil Harvey. We partnered with the Play Rangers and Beach Rangers, playful education groups that take place in green and blue spaces in the community, to create ideas that respond to the natural environment. We then worked with the Dangerous Dads group to execute the mural...

Aug 13, 2016    NO COMMMENTS