This is an environmental art project aimed at young people in Inner city Bristol. The project is a two phase project, which started with an exhibition at the Bar Lane studios in York called "Beyond the material world". My focus is for this artwork to transcend the gallery space into the community as I believe art should be more accessible and inclusive. For more information about this project and my other work visit www.boyandvision.com/work
The project consists of a series of workshops for the young volunteers and the aim of the project is to make a large sculpture from a number of recycled shopping trollies, which can be used as growing beds for herbs and vegetables. The workshops will give the young volunteers an introduction to environmental art, as well as promoting healthy and sustainable food.
The young volunteers will also learn new skills, such as gardening, and will get an introduction to welding. The project has had a modest funding grant, however additional local council funding was not granted, so I am using this funding platform to get the extra funds required for materials, and to pay for a professional welder.
The target amount is based on an absolute shoestring budget, so any additional funds raised would help contribute to the wider success of the project.
At the end of the project I hope to have an event unveiling the sculpture, so funds to pay musicians, provide refreshments, and pay for venue hire would also be needed, so these are some of the things that any additional pledges will help contribute towards.
I would also like to use this public platform to say a big thank you to the Trinity centre for their kind support in hosting the sculpture and the workshops in their community garden.
A HUGE THANKYOU IN ADVANCE TO ANY CONTRIBUTIONS THAT ARE MADE TO THIS PROJECT. THE PROJECT WOULD GREATLY BENEFIT FOR ANY AMOUNT YOU COULD PLEDGE, AND WE WOULD BE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL.