Sunday, 24 February 2013

Love New Brighton prpject

Last year, a group was set up New Brighton to promote "to promote local artists, art of local area and organisations and make a creative and positive use of available empty space".  This group was called the Momentary Arts Project or MAP for short. The "available empty space" was found at the new(ish) Marine Point development in New Brighton.

The first exhibition, before Christmas, was entitled Fish and Ships, which was an exhibition of, mainly, fish that various artists, schools and community groups out of recycled bits and pieces. I did attempt a fish for this exhibition, but wasn't really satisfied with it as I found working with the materials quite hard, so didn't send mine in. This exhibition will be removed on 2nd March 2013.

The next exhibition is entitled Love New Brighton. Anyone can enter up to two items for consideration for the exhibition (you'll need to fill the form in on the MAP website). Your creations should capture what it is that you love about New Brighton.

As you can use whatever you want to make your creations with, I'm much happier about having a go.

At present, I'm working on two pieces, a fabric collage of the Lighthouse and a paper collage of the Fort. Neither is an exact representation, they're more my whimsical take on the buildings.

The Fort.

The Lighthouse.

These pictures show what I've done so far. The main body of the Fort has been glued onto the paper, with the sky and the text for sand. The second photo shows some of the details cut out ready to be stuck on.

The Lighthouse picture isn't as far along. There's the sea at the bottom and the sky at the top, the bits of crochet will become waves and clouds. The Lighthouse itself, which doesn't have its top on yet, is in the process of being embroidered with trailing flowers.

I'll be sharing my finished collages on here, though I do have an idea for another one, so, if I have time I might do that one as well and decide which ones to send in.

If you're thinking of creating something yourself, the projects have to be handed in on the 9th March for judging.

Will mine be good enough? We'll have to wait and see.


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