So, SAMPAD recruited NAF into the Rangeeli Parade at Birmingham Weekender. Fran ran workshops to make Umbrellas, Joe, Myself, Celia and Sally helped the home education groups and ran other workshops at NAFCafs or NAF events to complete flags, animals on sticks and hats to take into the parade. I was also separately enlisted to … Continue reading Birmingham Weekender, SAMPAD & NAF
Here we go again! This last few months since finishing my Foundation Degree have been mega busy! After the craziness of car art - See Pimp My Rover, I spent 2 months working with Fran LittleHayes, who helped me find focus in my sewing life, we created a whole heap of outfits in the 60's … Continue reading A summer of love ❤
Pictures From the last NAFCafe Northfield 27/4/17 - This month we had a takeover hosted by the Home Ed group. they used the evening to showcase their latest project on WW2. It was a huge success and we clocked up over 120 bodies on the clickers! I was parked on the sketchers table having some … Continue reading Naf’Stuff – Work Experience.
Screen shots, older blogs and relevant documents to support work experience evidence over two years. These are a mixed bag but relevant. Naf'Stuff - Work Experience. Work Exp: HE Student forum. Screenprints evidence. Henna Art Facebook Artists Page My Website Twitter Screenprints evidence College talk (Recovered) LPAP RESEARCH: and Group discussions College open evening Festiv_Alt Exhibition options. … Continue reading Evidence – Work Experience.
HE Forum Minutes 09-02-17 HE Forum Minutes 16-03-17 Minutes of Comic Relief meeting HE Forum Agenda 09.02.17 HE Forum Minutes 11-01-17 HE Forum Minutes 24-11-16
A selection of my sketches More sketches on people and things! And now, on a much bigger scale: And on a car....
It is finally here, the hour is close, just 10 days until Pride of Longbridge. Support : Northfield Arts Forum are on board with the project, Location : POL have upheld their offer and accepted the performance of car art on the day. Artist involvement: NAF have put out invitations to other artists who may … Continue reading Pride of Longbridge, Community car art,
A collection of imagery showing my Henna and body art work. With thanks to Northfield Arts Forum, family & friends for allowing me to practice upon them 🙂 This is valuable work experience for me as this could lead to paid work. It is important to look at timeframes required and to see if I … Continue reading Henna Art
A space to display all of my artwork, with no explanation or reason, just to have them in one place and show them off as a collective group of works. Mandala art is being applied to every aspect of my life right now, so in true 'Me' style. everything that is available or willing will … Continue reading Just Art. A slideshow.
I was invited to work in a small group with Samantha Williams, Artist in Residence after she had been enlisted by LPAP on account of her success with her project for Longbridge Light Festival 'The Play Factory'. Samantha was looking for a team of 5 to support her with a community based project and … Continue reading Collective A, #CommunityCollective.
On account of my suddenly finding me talent, I am a tiny bit obsessed with the creation of mandalas or 'happy art' as I prefer to name it. I love that it is infectious, it spreads, never ending almost, a little like my determination. I am currently in liaisons with Bournville College/SCCB management to … Continue reading Art Evolves – Collaboration with Anna Timmington.
A selection of photographs taken by myself, of the works currently on display in the Gas Hall. As you can see a lot of the items are sculptural - at least the ones that caught my eye, this again puts ideas in my head, there are a million ways to make art, I especially enjoy … Continue reading The Gas Hall. BMAG.
Related to the history of Longbridge and its surrounds. A selection of photography from secondary sources, all rights belong to the owners named, all comments are their own . Images taken from Facebook group, Old Pics of Brum. Jacqueline Ling Boyle The travellers rest pub Northfield, demolished to make way for a bypass Roz Millington … Continue reading Local Photgraphy
My car art piece seems set as a personal project, working with Pride of Longbridge I will ensure the completion of my project, in that the car will be displayed at POL in April 2017. After this point the car may be taken to the Northfield Carnival with NAF should they wish to pursue community … Continue reading Group Exhibition: What is my FMP?
An initial etching workshop inspired me to attempt a print of an image related to my project. At this point it was a serious consideration to produce something entirely away from applied art, yet still related to my project in some way. I created an etched image onto a perspex rectangle, I found the process enjoyable … Continue reading Print Experiments
http://newartwm.org/stuart-whipps-and-the-longbridge-public-art-project/ http://www.lpap.info/artistsinresidence/stuart-whipps Stuart Whipps, an artist much of the same age as me, obviously with a similar outlook on the current state of Longbridge and its relationship to its historical past. This artist took a 1979 Mini and deconstructed it, rebuilt it back to its former glory, received a high level of acclaim for his project, … Continue reading Research – Stuart Whipps.
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj3kYWfv4rQAhUHXhQKHYexDjgQjhwIBQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fprezi.com%2Fovbwxyubqtut%2Fhow-did-ww2-have-an-effect-on-fashion-in-the-1940s%2F&psig=AFQjCNGt-zJwOvZ964ZO1qTReD_KA7iLpw&ust=1478190584725516 Prezi1339 × 1161Search by image How did WW2 have an effect on Fashion in the 1940s by Emmanuel Castro on Prezi Looking at WW2 fabric design, to allow visual memory of Austin Rovers shadow factory, whilst keeping the car colourful and interesting. although the colours shown are quite muted, they all are busy and solid enough … Continue reading Research: Fabrics & colour
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
Focusing on sexism and looking at propaganda, having visited the Women of Longbridge exhibition last year, and Industry, being as that is indeed what Longbridge is remembered for; I took a collection of 2nd source posters portraying women at the fore, and racism/class too, then merged them using Coral Paintshop. I then used 1st source imagery, my own … Continue reading WORKSHEET: Collage and Propaganda
So after a whole heap of panic at the last minute, with having time off ill and feeling a little lost I finally found a thread of logic to follow. I am back to the beginning, using cave art, natural materials and crushed berries. I really needed to stop and rethink the whole situation, decide what I … Continue reading Creating my Final Piece.
Okay, so , as part of this module, we have to produce a case study showing how we organised, created, held and produced an event, ok simples? or not. Okay I have said it before, I am a long time out of education and given Amanda's examples of case studies, I must admit they sort … Continue reading Researching into Case studies.
Web Links - 19th Century Art http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12986812 A BBC News article about Manet in relation to an exhibition in Paris in 2011 Edouard Manet, A man with high aspirations and more confidence, he started a trend amongst other artists by simply painting what he saw, as he saw it. He was not afraid to challenge … Continue reading Research weblinks & My thoughts.
Enquiry sUse a range of study skills to support discussion of illustration and graphics, through its developments and current usage Knowledge and Understanding sRecognize key design movements and influences, relate learning gained in work practice and in taught sessions to the challenges encountered when responding to a work based creative brief Analysis sDiscuss the difference … Continue reading IST Tasks.
Visual communication, its history, its cultural impact on our modern world, the way we communicate and understand one another. At the fundamental core of our souls we have to communicate, through sounds, pictures, gestures or touch, our very existence as sentient beings means we have to keep learning and its much quicker to learn through … Continue reading Chinese Whispers
The fun begins! The idea is to create a sculpture from wire and recyclables. I start by ordering a large stock of wire, florist tape, loose pearls, strung pearls and diamonte pins and some air drying clay, ( I know these are not recyclables, however, as they aren't actually commonly accepted as items required to … Continue reading Sculpture in practise…or practising