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.
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.
Monday 26th September In a one-to-one with Matt, my tutor, I discussed how I felt about Longbridge, The Light Festival and Life as a member of the Longbridge 'community'. Here is what I took away from the chat. Response to Brief Community, or rather lack of community based activities in the Longbridge area, is a … Continue reading Birth of Car Art: Response to brief
A sucessful campaign srategy will attract the relevent audience. condieration must be given to colour, imagery and layout. What message do I am to send, to who and how? So off to in the advertising world, I stumbled across an online collection of 25 of the most effective propaganda posters; compiled by Emlii , and I wanted … Continue reading RESEARCH: Powers of Persuasion.
Well, I cannot say I have had much of a summer break, it has been a hive of family activity and I will be glad to get back into study mode and out of 'mum' mode for a few hours a day! I began this course unsure of where I was heading, I do not … Continue reading Starting Year Two