I spoke to Gemma Cartwright of POL via Facebook and over the telephone , on Saturday 28/11/2016 - Here is their story, taken directly from the FB page : ''Pride Of Longbridge started in 2006 to mark the closure of MG Rover. Over the past seven years the event has got bigger and better. A great … Continue reading Pride of Longbridge.
Having got Carrat, ( Carrat is the Rover Mg ZS, only with a lil more punch), this far I have hit several bumps in the road. I have stumbled into a seemingly deep seated and long standing grey zone between WERK/LPAP and other groups in the community such as NAF & Pride of Longbridge. I … Continue reading PROGRESSION: A fork in the road
I have enjoyed myself digging around for information of the Longbridge Austin/Rover site, it has been eye opening and far more interesting than I first thought. In all honesty, whilst I feel the loss of the factories, I had little knowledge beyond that cars where made there, some planes and stuff for the war, in underground tunnels, … Continue reading RESEARCH: The Shadow Factory
Making sure I am completely covered to complete my plans of Community Car Art projects throughput the duration of the next year, I will be joining A-N.co.uk. I expect to take out the 'Joint Artist and Arts Organiser £46' package, described below. Perfect for artists who also need access to the unique Creative freelance insurance. … Continue reading Business Plan:WORKSHEET: Higher Education & employment.
Whilst researching and looking into funding and collaboration options, I stumbled through the doors of many local businesses, to be shooed away or asked to call H.O, until I fell into the Abbey Signs shop, full of enthusiasm asking for a couple of nice stickers, in return for some advertising. To my surprise, I found … Continue reading IMPLEMENTATION: Making Community Car Art!
First up : Gaga for Dada: The original art rebels. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07w6j9h/gaga-for-dada-the-original-art-rebels I enjoyed watching this video, I found it entertaining, informative and most of all engaging, so much so I watched it 3 times 😀 I discovered there was a lot more to Dada than weird collages, with it extending into broadcasting, poetry, art work … Continue reading RESEARCH: and Group discussions
A little history : Rover MG ZS The history of the MG ZS can be traced right back through the Rover 45 to the Rover 400 of 1995. Offering a 'new' car based on a six year old design would appear to have been suicide in modern terms. Offering a sporting model based upon the tweedy … Continue reading WORKSHEET: ‘Pimp my Rover MG ZS’ The Art Car.
If I wish to use a Rover MG and create car art, it occurred to me I would need a whole heap more experience with actually using media such as spray paints on metal and plastic designed for outdoor use. Here, I am experimenting with other outdoor vehicles? Or rather reclaimed scooters and bikes, this … Continue reading WORKSHEET: Experimental Media – Pimp My?
Further to my proposal post Longbridge and Community, I took along my proposal to met Olly from NAF on Monday 10th October. Whilst NAF couldn't help me with my community car art plan for the Longbridge Light Festival, Olly did have more help to give than I had ever dreamed possible. On presenting my proposal to … Continue reading PROGRESSION: Northfield Arts Forum
Olek was born in 1978 in Ruda Śląska, Poland. She graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in 2000 with a degree in Cultural studies. While attending LaGuardia College in New York, Olek won the National Art’s Club Award for Sculpture. She began incorporating crocheting into her work in 2003 as part of a submission for the … Continue reading RESEARCH/WORKSHEET:Related Artists
I have kept a thread going mostly this year, with the idea of community. This is my goal; To create a better sense of community in Longbridge. So I looked at some ideas: Creating illustrated posters as propaganda style advertisements As we already had to make some of these, in order to also fulfil Samantha … Continue reading WORKSHEET/IMPLEMENTATION: The Play Factory -Poster design.