Positive Light Projects Creative Hub

by Positive Light Projects in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th March 2021 we successfully raised £37,818 with 405 supporters in 35 days

To raise funds to transform a dilapidated building in Exeter into a community arts space, gallery, darkrooms and artist studios.

by Positive Light Projects in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Positive Light Projects Launch Party Invite - 30th October

Dear all Crowdfunder supporters!

Over the last 6 months we have been pretty busy here at Positive Light Projects! After the successful Crowdfunder campaign (thanks to all of you!)  we started work renovating 184 -187 Sidwell Street, Exeter. We set to work installing mains electrical distribution and power outlets throughout the building, lighting and emergency lighting, building wide heating, a new fire detection system, plumbing works including a street level accessible toilet, and plenty of cleaning, painting & decorating.

Once the building was safe, warm and accessible to all we started our summer programme of activities and events - workshops, courses and classes working with a wide range of community groups and local organisations. We ran a participatory photography course in collaboration with Exeter Homeless Partnership, printmaking and analogue photography workshops with The Syrian Refugee and Migrant Workers community with support from St Sidwell Community Centre, multiple creative sessions with The Pelican Project who work with young people with disabilities, and much, much more. We have commissioned work by local artists and organisations. facilitated meaningful activity with Recovery Devon to the Resilient Women group, provided studio space to 6 local artists, hosted Exeter School of Art and Exeter College’s end of year art shows, and there was even a music video shot here! We have started a mentorship program, run evening classes and weekend courses, assembled a pop up photo studio and transformed our meeting room into a camera obscura and darkroom. And this is just the start!

To celebrate the work made through all these endeavours and the people who have been involved and supported our journey we are planning a large launch exhibition and party in the space that will showcase the results of all that we have been up to so far, and what we have planned for the future. Please come and see it all on the walls!

Please join us for the Positive Light Projects Launch Party & Exhibition - Saturday 30th October

  • 2pm - 7pm
  • Workshop tasters and building tours throughout the day.
  • Bar by Ebdens opens at 5pm
  • 184-187 Sidwell Street, Exeter

Exhibition Continues

  • Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 
  • 4th-13th November
  • 10am - 4pm

Poster attached, everyone welcome, please share far and wide!

All the remaining rewards (T Shirts, Tote Bags, Screen Prints and Postcards) will be ready for you to collect on the day, an added incentive to come!  But don't worry, if you can't make it we will be sending your reward out straight after the launch. 

 

We hope to see you all here!!

Very best wishes,

Brendan, George & the Positive Light Projects team.

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Rewards

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£10 or more

Name on 'Patrons Plaque'.

Have your name included on a plaque celebrating all of the people who helped to create the space and make the whole project possible.

£2 or more

I don't want anything thanks!

Don't want a reward? Just feeling generous and excited to be a part of the project? Contribute whatever you can and you get a warm fuzzy feeling and a virtual hug from us!

£5 or more

Thank you card

A thank you card designed by one of our resident artists.

£20 or more

Positive Light Projects Tote Bag

Organic Cotton Tote Bag made by The Pelican Project - Where Disability Belongs (And your name on the 'Patrons Plaque').

£30 or more

Positive Light Projects T-Shirt

Screen Printed Organic Cotton T-Shirt made by Double Elephant. (And your name on the 'Patrons Plaque').

£35 or more

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Limited Edition Screen Print

Limited edition screen print made by Freefall (Exeter Phoenix based youth arts group) inspired by the building.

£50 or more

Merch Bundle

Merchandise Bundle! Thank you card, Tote Bag & T-Shirt. And your name on the 'Patrons Plaque'.

£50 or more

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Susan Derges Print

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£50 or more

Jack Latham Print

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£65 or more

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Photographic Portrait

Have your portrait taken by Brendan Barry. Brendan will be constructing a giant walk-in camera with built in darkroom in the space & using it to capture portraits onto b&w analogue photographic paper. You will get to take away an 16x20" unique print. Sessions will be in Exeter on a sign up basis on allotted days when COVID restrictions allow. Social distancing & all appropriate safety measure will be in place. (And name on the 'Patrons Plaque')

£80 or more

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Couples Portrait

Have a portrait of you and your partner taken by Brendan Barry. Brendan will be constructing a giant walk-in camera with built in darkroom in the space & using it to capture portraits onto b&w analogue photographic paper. You will get to take away a 16x20" unique print. Sessions will be in Exeter on a sign up basis on allotted days. Social distancing & all appropriate safety measure will be in place. (And all your names on the 'Patrons Plaque')

£100 or more

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Family Portrait

Have your family portrait taken by Brendan Barry. Brendan will be constructing a giant walk-in camera with built in darkroom in the space & using it to capture portraits onto b&w analogue photographic paper. You will get to take away a 16x20" unique print. Sessions will take place in Exeter on a sign up basis on allotted days. Social distancing & all appropriate safety measure will be in place. (And all your names on the 'Patrons Plaque')

£100 or more

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Elizabeth Gleave Print

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£100 or more

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Nicky Thompson Print

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£100 or more

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Patrick Cullum Print

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£100 or more

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Sian Bonnell Print

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£120 or more

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Aaron Schuman Print

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£150 or more

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Cheryl Newman Print

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£150 or more

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Jessica Lennan Print

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£150 or more

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Michelle Sank Print

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£200 or more

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Brendan Barry Print

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£200 or more

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Jason Evans Print

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£200 or more

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Sian Davey Print

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£250 or more

Tour of the building

A guided tour of the building at a time convent for you. See what we're up to and learn all about our plans for the space (COVID lockdown restrictions dependent). (Included with this is a personal portrait and your name on the 'Patrons Plaque').

£300 or more

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Corporate / Business Group Photo

Group photo taken by Brendan Barry. Brendan will be constructing a giant walk-in camera with built in darkroom in the space & using it to capture portraits onto b&w analogue photographic paper. You will get to take away a 16x20" unique print. Sessions will take place in Exeter on a sign up basis on allotted days. Social distancing & all appropriate safety measure will be in place. (And all your names on the 'Patrons Plaque'

£300 or more

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Fern Leigh Albert Print

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£300 or more

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Stephen Raff Unique Wet Plate

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£500 or more

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Name a Studio

Have a studio named in your honour! There are 6 spaces in the building designated as individual artist studios, a specially deigned plaque will sit above the door of each, potentially with your name on it!

£1,000 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Camera Obscura Workshop

A full day personal photography workshop with Brendan Barry in his studio using a camera obscura with a built in darkroom to learn all about the mechanics of photography. Use the camera to create a series of 16x20” traditional analogue black & white photographic prints, subject matter of your choosing, to take home. (Groups of up to 4 people allowed. COVID restrictions dependent). (And all your names on the 'Patrons Plaque').

£95 or more

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Robert Darch Book & Print

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£95 or more

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Steve McCracken Print

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£200 or more

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Oliver Raymond-Barker Unique Print

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£350 or more

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Ross Sonnenberg Print

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£375 or more

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Neeta Madahar Print

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£2,000 or more

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Everything above + uber kudos!

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