Town Project

I have an idea for my latest brief which is basically working alongside the local council on a regeneration project on my local town, creating artworks which will be placed around the area while much-needed building work is undertaken.  The work can take on different forms but the main form that has been discussed with us is hoardings… Those boards/tarps/plastic covers that hide scaffolding around buildings while they are being done up, however I was keen to learn that the council is open to any ideas that we have with regard to “artwork” which is where I can breathe a sigh of relief.

I have been reluctant to start any work as I was worried that I could only go so far with my idea and then it either be dismissed or I would have to start again, so rather than run the risk I decided to wait and discuss my idea in a 1-2-1 meeting with one of my lecturers.  I had my 1-2-1 on Monday where I was able to discuss my idea and the research I had already done and I was really happy with how it went.  I would like to pursue my idea to create a sculpture and if possible have it made and put in my chosen area.

The research I have done so far involves the area that i would like to see my work displayed and on the area in general.  I decided that I needed to speak with the local community and seek out their opinion in general and get some feedback which i can relate to my project so I created a tick box questionnaire which had spaces for any opinions/thoughts.  We have been quite lucky as a group as the local market have lent us as a class a couple of empty stalls to do with what we please.  My friend needed to gather some ideas and research from the public so we set up a stall offering a free cake to people who gave us info.  this worked quite well and I have a load of questionnaires filled in and ready to sort through.

Today my friend and I went to the town and took some photos of the area, things that could be of interest and general townscape photos.  It was fun looking around the town and seeing it from someone elses eyes.  I have yet to go through the images that were taken and hope to have a look through them this weekend and maybe share some of them in the week!  😀

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4 thoughts on “Town Project

  1. Karen @ Folk Haven says:

    What an interesting idea! I think it’s great that you are trying to both beautify your town and to educate others into looking below the surface to appreciate the history of the place. Good luck to you!

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