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.
The Space: Very early on, Amanda Blake, course tutor, struck an alliance with Lisa Lucy; an architect turned shop manager who decided that creating a collaborative space for artists and practitioners alike to sell and display goods or run workshops was the way to go. This connection was strong and thus a deal was … Continue reading Cohesion FdA CAP Exhibition. 2017.
Pride Of Longbridge; Established in 2006, by Gemma Cartwright in order to remember and celebrate the great things that Longbridge achieved during its long history as a car manufacturing site. Gemma herself has born and raised this group, the following is enormous and the impact high. Every year the group get together to show off … Continue reading Car Art in practice.
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.
Having now decided to stick with the original plan, that being car art, only instead of the whole car I will just display a portion of the car instead of the entire thing. For my needs, using the interior seats the best option, this way I can use the end of year exhibition to display … Continue reading Textile Experiments.
Could I create imagery that represents the history and future of Longbridge? There were many options open to me at this point. I could change my project completely, throw caution to the wind and begin a totally new project whilst still planning and executing ‘Pimp my Rover MG’ independently. I chose not to dismiss the idea … Continue reading Alternative FMPs
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
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.
Our first exhibition, a lot of legwork involved here! Firstly a group meeting to get us started, what do we need to do ? How can it be done? Who should do what? So many questions! The first meetings board notes are recorded here : Exhibition Prep - Initial breakdown of tasks and requirements In the … Continue reading The Exhibition 😀
The Primrose Hospice charity runs two separate stores on my local high street, one selling clothing, home furnishings and ornaments and the other selling second hand furniture. As I wish to go into charitable work eventually, it seemed appropriate to gain experience in these places to begin with. I approached the manager of the store and asked … Continue reading Work Experience & Examples.