Woodend Artists have been successful in gaining funding from Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) to deliver Waste Creative, a project aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge about recycling and promoting the value of waste as a resource in our local community. Working with young people and residents from New Charter Housing in Tameside, Woodend Artists will run a programme of creative workshops and art events which will include designing an information pack, making an animated film and creating junk art and sculpture.
Richard Dawson and myself are the lead artists on the project and we were delighted to be successful in gaining funding to run Waste Creative. I think it’s a great way of getting the local community and young people involved in recycling in a way that’s interesting and creative. The project also includes a communal composting scheme and an initiative which will see local residents elected as Recycling Champions.
Waste Creative will culminate in a big launch and art exhibition at New Charter in Ashton-under-Lyne.
In the meantime, here’s some sculpture created from secondhand and waste materials which were produced in workshops run by Richard Dawson. The workshops were part of the GiveGetGo! Volunteering and Wellbeing Campaign I project managed and designed for Manchester City Council last year. I’ll post more on GiveGetGo! as this month a bus stop poster campaign designed by me is about to be run in Manchester city centre.
Woodend Artists Winter Exhibition is a group show of work being exhibited at the Riverside Cafe in Uppermill from 30th November – 28th December. The cafe is open from Wednesday to Sunday every week.
This is the poster I designed for the Exhibition, alongisde a flyer and e-flyer.
Just a quick one this week…some of the Woodend Artists went on a trip to Formby yesterday for a walk on the beach with the dogs (that’s Harvey, Meg, Lara and Sir Percival Fuzzington), a third or fourth look at Antony Gormley’s Another Place (in the dark as it turned out!) and the preview of ‘The Imaginarium of The Bizarre and The Mysterious’ an exhibition by Woodend Artist member, Sue Platt.
Thanks to Pat Baker for the images!