COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

"Artwork built into public spaces can act as a peg on which people hang their imagination, it can also enable community stories to be retold, particularly when artworks serve as the prop to a story told by the people of the place."

 

"The artist must be given time to build a relationship with the place and people. A framework of active engagement needs to be established with a small representative group from the place and through open dialogue, imagination, testing and trust, a bold concept will then develop that will endure and resonate with the community."
Stephen Broadbent

 
 
  FACE OF LIVERPOOL   Set within the garden walls are illuminated glass portholes, portraying contemporary faces of local people.

FACE OF LIVERPOOL

Set within the garden walls are illuminated glass portholes, portraying contemporary faces of local people.

  THE BULLRING   The design depicts laser cut images of residents from the community, about their daily life.

THE BULLRING

The design depicts laser cut images of residents from the community, about their daily life.

  FISH FACES, DRIFT PARK   Bronze inlayed in wall, designed and modelled by Children from the local school.

FISH FACES, DRIFT PARK

Bronze inlayed in wall, designed and modelled by Children from the local school.

  THE HOOK, MORECAMBE   Sea creatures drawing competition and a winner in each year group being able to transform their drawings into clay

THE HOOK, MORECAMBE

Sea creatures drawing competition and a winner in each year group being able to transform their drawings into clay

  PLANTED IN   A graphic design was created from 24 of these stories, and translated into different colours of granite.

PLANTED IN

A graphic design was created from 24 of these stories, and translated into different colours of granite.

 
  MEMORY SEAT   The spiraling, multi-coloured granite bench is made up of 100 sections, with engraved memories.

MEMORY SEAT

The spiraling, multi-coloured granite bench is made up of 100 sections, with engraved memories.

  LEOPOLD SQAURE   Hand written statements or drawings modelled and cast into the bronze seating units.

LEOPOLD SQAURE

Hand written statements or drawings modelled and cast into the bronze seating units.

  LIVES LIVED, LIVES LOST   The coloured disc has a connection to the miner’s tag. - so a disc placed into a channel suggests a miner at work.

LIVES LIVED, LIVES LOST

The coloured disc has a connection to the miner’s tag. - so a disc placed into a channel suggests a miner at work.

  PONTYPOOL PATTERNS   Unique screen-printed pattern developed through community workshops by surface pattern designer.

PONTYPOOL PATTERNS

Unique screen-printed pattern developed through community workshops by surface pattern designer.

  CELEBRATION OF CHESTER   A temporary studio in Grosvenor Park, allowed people to witness and even assist in the making of the sculpture.

CELEBRATION OF CHESTER

A temporary studio in Grosvenor Park, allowed people to witness and even assist in the making of the sculpture.

 
  PROPELLERS OF THE CITY   500 inlayed shipyard photographs which were all collected from former shipyard workers and their families.

PROPELLERS OF THE CITY

500 inlayed shipyard photographs which were all collected from former shipyard workers and their families.

  THE CASUALS   Each of the sculptural cards is personalised through the addition of a glass disc set within a circular hole.

THE CASUALS

Each of the sculptural cards is personalised through the addition of a glass disc set within a circular hole.

  I COME FROM ...  Inlayed Stone enamelled panels and carved text, drawn from the 'I come from..' Community Process.

I COME FROM...

Inlayed Stone enamelled panels and carved text, drawn from the 'I come from..' Community Process.

  MERCER STREET CHAMPIONS   A photographic portrait and an extract of their personal stories have been screen printed and fired onto the tiles.

MERCER STREET CHAMPIONS

A photographic portrait and an extract of their personal stories have been screen printed and fired onto the tiles.

  ALSAGER   Bronze panels to sit with the different colours of granite. Designs in response to themes made in the workshops by 3 schools in Alsager.

ALSAGER

Bronze panels to sit with the different colours of granite. Designs in response to themes made in the workshops by 3 schools in Alsager.

 
Artists have found a role, a creative voice that engages in a social purpose, making a difference on our streets, looking for transformation in our schools and hospitals using the arts to find common ground, a place where healing and reconciliation has a chance.”

It’s about getting diverse people together to imagine what is possible