This series of workshops used the concept of windows to explore different views and perspectives of St Helens, while focusing on the use of drawing as a tool for creative exploration and enhancing students' resilience.
The project, funded by CulturEd - St Helens' Local Cultural Education Partnership, was delivered in 11 schools in St. Helens, incorporating Family workshops and CPD sessions for staff.
Workshops delivered over a number of weeks exploring themes of perspective, the built environment and sense of place. Amoung the artwork produced during these sessions were mutli-layered collaborative drawings which also introduced participants to concepts and processes of abstraction.
Working with Gilmour Infants over a number of years, a series of artworks was produced from large-scale wall murals - using collage and drawing onto projections - to colourful, Miro-inspired framed works hung around the school and headteacher's office.
Digitally printed mural developed from a series of workshops focusing on cultural identity and exploring pupils' sense of self. In another workshop, pupils produced an artwork using coloured cotton and ceramic tiles.
These drawings are the result of processes investigating repeated movements and chance, as well as the expression of an unseen form.
Artwork based on lettering from the gate of Sutton Manor Colliery, site of St Helen's "Dream" statue. The blocks artwork was commissioned to raise awareness of the launch of the public consultation exhibition for the project.
David Bixter curated an exhibition showcasing the outputs and visualisations of concepts for sculptures developed through public consultation sessions.
Artwork incorporates collages and poetry based on young people's aspirations for the Marybone area of central Liverpool. Created in partnership with the artist Claire Weetman and the poet and writer Ed Bixter.
The artwork features photographs of architecturally significant buildings taken on a walk around Liverpool city centre. The photographs and illustrations of the buildings were printed onto boards and displayed by school children during a launch event at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
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