Sun, sea and sculptures!
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 be shared both at the Plymouth Art Weekender (Sat 23rd Sept) and in an exhibition in Efford in March.

In addition the group were joined by the wonderful Rachel Dobbs.  Rachel lead the group around the Tate St Ives in an exploration and investigation of what they enjoyed about the artwork.  The group discussed colour, meaning and content of the pieces and shared these thoughts with each other.  This process is the start of their ‘Plain Speaking Tours’ project which will see the group train as community tour guides for upcoming exhibition ‘We The People Are The Work’ in Plymouth.  The exhibition is multi-site and the project will see our group acting as guides for other people in the city. This is the first of a series of sessions where the group will explore their voices and learn to fee comfortable with talking about art in their way.

The group had a wonderful day, accompanied by lots of sunshine (and a few seagulls!) and are excited to continue this wonderful work with both artists into the autumn.  For a snippet of the day check out the short film on our film archive page.

Aug 1, 2017
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