BOZ PHILLIPS and @MisterDee ToYou
Blackpool's Graffiti Grannies
Community Arts Event At Bethesda Square Blackpool
met with Mr Dee: Community arts met old school Graffiti, and the idea became a
On the 17th
August 2012 these artists worked with a group of young people from the
area, at Ibbison Court Community Center. The drawings and creativity from this
meeting have become the starting point for a series of graffiti boards that
were painted on The 22 of September, by Mr Dee and the young
people. The work was then displayed, becoming a starting point for a community
graffiti wall on the Park
This is the
first phase of what we hope will evolve into further opportunities for young
people in the area, to be creative within their community. We still welcome
further positive suggestions, ideas and comments with regards the work to be
made and displayed in the future.
the 22nd September 2012, the sun shone and a rainbow appeared over
Bethesda Square – A real rainbow!
At the end of
a long busy graffiti day, Karima Francis, local musician, arrived on the park
and serenaded an enthusiastic graffiti crew of young people from the Central
From start to
the finish this project has been a pleasure to work on.
youngsters who participated were so keen to set their ideas on to the boards
donated to the project by Tysons.
were inundated with smiling, enthusiastic young people with a keen eye for
design and colour.
Open Wide Whats Inside
Photo montage of collage and mixed media sculpture. Materials used - This images shows a photograph of a corridor I made with recycled wood. The corridor was a scale model of my friends hallway with a photograph of her sat on the stairs at the end. The corridor even has a working light. On top of the printed photograph I made a collage using bits of other photographs, and cut outs of printed images made with hand made printing blocks (made using old rubbers). Phew! that is a long winded description.
Photo montage, collage on digital photograph. I took a digital photograph in St Annes. I used vintage magazine images cut up and pasted on top. I sent one of these collages to New Zealand as part of an artist collage exchange.
Ginny - vintage button brooch
Recycled button and retsine brooch. I recycle old material, buttons, and jewelery to create new and funky brooches necklaces and earrings. 'Ginny' is just one of my many brooches. I sell these on Etsy