Youngsters from St Helens have been working in Chester Lane Library on an exciting project with FACT’s FREEHAND initiative and ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS to create artworks in mixed media based on existing written publications and creating their own story.
Each Monday and Tuesday, the groups meet and have so far looked at their favourite books, creating a scene from each of these to tell the essesence of a part of the book, and then illustrate it… The group have then collated each of these into a brand new short story.. UNVEILED THIS EVENING!
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The project continues again in 2 weeks time where the young folks will be creating their own magazine publication and creating a series of graffiti art works….
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We’ve just returned from a cool day with the folks of Anfield, where to celebrate the end of their project ON THE STREETS, with LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL , ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS worked with scores of young people and their parents to create a piece of graffiti art, as well as the many other things to do..
MORE ON THE EXCITING PROJECT here
ON THE STREETS
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Our work continues in Burnley on our project CUT SHORT with BURNLEY YOUTH THEATRE discussing Knife crime in the area..
Each Wednesday and Friday night, young folks from STONEYHOLME & DANESHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE, Y.IP, BLAG and BRUNSHAW youth centres have met up and have been discussing the issues of violence with blades in the area….and are developing a series of art works, to be later displayed in a wider exhibition of works aimed at raising awarenesss of the problem of knife crime and, ultimately, ways of stopping it.
Today the ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS team travelled over the border into Scotland, to the town of Gretna, famed for young English couples eloping to get married here..down to Scottish law allowing 16 year olds to wed without parental consent.. ANYWAY!
Students attending DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY COLLEGE congregated on GRETNA FOOTBALL CLUB , and created a banner for use within the stadiums youth drop in zone.
GRETNA FC manager, presented the young people with a bag of the teams merchandise in recognition of their hard work.
NICE ONE ALI! THANKS FOR GETTING US UP!
RHINO MANIA has begun in Chester. Herds of Rhinos are being covered in art for worthy causes and to decorate the town in an unusual way. (Click on the Rhino image above for more info…)
ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS were asked by THE HOSPICE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD in Backford, Chester to produce some pre planned works onto one of these bad bhoys.
Here’s what we did today.
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Groundwork, the envionmental regeneration agency, have been working alongside lots of other agencies to develop a new public park area in the Colshaw Farm estate in Handsforth… and today was the grand opening..
Zap Graffiti Arts worked with groups of kids on a come and try basis to plan and paint the seating area…
No drawings here, just freestyle funk from the kids who did each part of this..Check it..
MORE ON THE PROJECTS DONE BY ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS AND PARTNERS HERE:
Here’s a sneak preview of some little sections of our mural project with NATIONAL MUSEUMS, as part of a permanent feature within the in-construction Museum of Liverpool….all be revealed later in the year!
DEAD ,one of ours & the regions, leading artists, worked with a team of young people from across Greater Merseyside creating a piece which discusses the city of a Liverpool and it’s creative heart..
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More news later on in the year… and some background to the project from our previous blog updates:
MORE ON THE WORK OF ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS HERE
Young folks from Anfield had a swift intro to graffiti as art , today in this one hour workshop where the guys came up with a slogan, designed and painted this piece ..each bit.
RESPECT. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE
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