Tuesday, 29 March 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.

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