We are looking for contacts, local community groups, interested individuals, routes into funding, places to exhibit, support, volunteers, publicity and people to network with in order to develop our projects.
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Friday 15 October 2010

Moving on... and looking back Part 1

Our project is finally starting to move on and become real...

Corby Borough Council has committed seed funding to the project (thanks Corby!), we are sending out postcard invitations to various organisations to get involved, contacting Network Rail and sending off other completed applications for support.

It does seem to have taken a long time to get to this stage... but we have both been so busy over the last months!  So what have we both been up to?

For the last year Jo has been working as an Associate Artist at Nottingham Contemporary, which will celebrate its first birthday on 14th November!  Jo has been busy designing Resource packs for families to use when they visit the galleries, as well as running workshops at the gallery for visiting groups.

Results of a networks workshop at Nottingham Contemporary
She also ran a summer school for family groups based on the Diane Arbus photography exhibition, resulting in a stunning selection of black and white photographs currently on display at Nottingham Contemporary.  Well done to everybody involved!  Click here to visit the gallery.

(An early influence for Undiscovered Networks?)

Jo has also been working on a fantastic public art project with Highfields School in Wolverhampton.

Year 7s in Wolverhampton Town Centre
Year 7s are undertaking the project to learn about public art, explore and experiment with ideas, in order to eventually commission public art as part of their new buildings at the school.

On Wednesday Jo took 20 students out into Wolverhampton town centre where we interviewed members of the public, getting responses on what they think of public art.

We set up a table in the square and we built a Wishing Tree.

Year 7s surveying the public

The students were brilliant, very professional and we gathered a huge amount of interesting information about what people feel about public art.

Jo has also been working with a fantastic group of young people at Lutterworth Library since 2009.

Odd Socks in Lutterworth library as part of their summer activities
Calling themselves the Odd Socks, the group have been involved in all sorts of creative activities to encourage more children into the library.  We will be making Big Books this half term, between 2 and 5pm on Thursday 21st October at the library - come along and join us!

And then there was Paths of Desire!  But I've written about that before.  Click here to visit the webpage.

Read Part 2 to see what Carole has been up to...

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