Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Your Words and Images

A big thankyou to all of you that made 'Around Here and Out there' such a fun and rewarding project. It would be wonderful if all those that came on the WOW trip could post their photos and comments on this blog.

Watch this space for news about future events!

Simon & Sue

Wise Words



New Art for Langport






“Clarity often comes from moving away from the object of focus and looking at it with new eyes.” (SLD in our initial proposal January 2011)

Langport Workshop 2






The artists had carefully selected and printed the text and had already placed some of the phrases up through the town in shop windows before the start of the session: Orchid Clothing, St Margaret’s Hospice Shop, The Bakery, Art Tea Zen CafĂ© and many of the Library windows. The group went on a trail to find these texts. We then taught the group how to place them, with the final texts being put up in the Library and in the public phone box – the focus of the young people working with such concentration to complete the work demonstrated their satisfaction with what we had made. Going as a group to the Town Garden in Langport, the second part of the workshop involved studying the recently installed pump as both a piece of industrial heritage and as a work of art, creating sculpture out of materials in response to the place, having ideas about the space and future use, and listing important features and opportunities.

Langport Workshop 1






In the first session, we reviewed our day out to Weston, and followed up an idea offered by one of the young people in relation to one of the artist’s work for WOW: to generate text to put up in windows of shops and in the library in Langport.

Inspiration

“Seeing this, it really makes me want to make things.” (young participant after seeing Tim Etchells work ‘Shelter Piece’)