Saturday, 18 February 2012

There's a worm at the bottom of the garden...

During Summer of last year, we were approached by the National Wildflower Centre to create some exhibition boards for their wormery barn. This project was part funded by Arts Council of England ACE and the National Wildflower Centre.

Here at Halewood Arts Association we like to get the Junior Artists Club involved in as much as possible and wanted to include them in the whole design process. There where to be three exhibition boards, with a different theme for each one, worms, the soil web of life and recycling. We began by running some workshops with the JAC along these themes and asked them to come up with some drawings we could include within the designs. The JAC never fail to dissapoint and came up with some brilliant designs.

Armed with our designs, we spent a week down at the National Wildflower Centre working on the boards there. It was lovely to create the work in the space and have the public give us feedback along the way.

Sophie still has nightmares of Carole repeatedly singing "There is a worm at the bottom of the garden, and his name is wiggly woo" but the final outcome of the boards, makes the nightmares worth while.

Do you like them? If you have visited the National Wildflower Centre, we would love to know what you think.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Arts and Walks in Halewood

If you have ever taken the time to have a wander around Halewood Triangle Park you will know just how beautiful this area of Knowsley is. Earlier this year Halewood Arts Association wanted to publicise this beautiful hidden gem so sought funding from The Big Lottery Fund and Halewood Town Council. We wanted to create an attractive and informative Map showing some of the art works in the park.

The publication also includes snippets of poems and information on the history of Halewood contributed by The Windows Project.

The design, writing and photography, were all undertaken by by Carole Trenaman, of HAA.

Some copies are still available from the HAA Office. If you would like a copy give us an email, call, or leave a comment on the blog or drop into the office.