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Between Homes, 2021, 360 Degree Digital Artwork by Ryan Heath, Hannah Evans, Michael Goodall, Tom Morley and David Salisbury.

Project information:

As part of LEVEL’s residency lab, a group of participants linked to us have been working with artist Ryan Heath remotely through 2021 to create a series of drawings to be used in a digital artwork on the theme of Derbyshire’s countryside.

Taking inspiration from the scenic views of the county, they drew on locality, heritage and abstraction during online drawing sessions. These drawings were then placed into a 3D game engine to create a collaborative virtual world which can be viewed in 360 degrees.

A big thank-you to LEVEL staff and all the participants involved.

Express Yourself, Guardian Workshop Series, Artcore, May/June 2021

In these workshops we focused on the surrounding Derby architecture looking at shapes, emblems and building structures to draw from and fantasy creatures from the history to inspire and create a ‘Derby Guardian’. This culminated in a 3D printed model for the participants to take home.

Express Yourself aims to promote confidence, self-esteem and initiative amongst young people aged 8-15 in Derby who may be from newly arrived communities and are looking to widen their skills in art. The goal is to offer opportunities where the participants can work and collaborate with both professional artists as well as one another using different art mediums. Each Block consists of 6 weekly after school workshops.

Augmented Reality and Conservation Awareness, Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity, Feb 2021

Artist Ryan Heath and Ignite! worked with young people  in a series of online workshops during the pandemic, exploring creativity, conservation awareness, and tech. These sessions were for those aged 16 – 25 currently based in Nottinghamshire. Together, we explored if 'augmented reality' (AR) can be used to further conservation efforts.

 

We produced some interactive, digital signage - using Attenborough Nature Reserve as inspiration. This virtual layer will aimed to inform visitors to the reserve and encourage donations.

 

The prototypes we developed were showcased as artwork for the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity in February 2021.

 

This project was kindly supported by Arts Council England.

Luminous Landscapes, Light Night, Creative Quarter Nottingham , 2020.

 

This workshop for Nottingham Light Night was led alongside creative facilitator Gina Mollett at BACKLIT Gallery. These sessions were for those aged 5 + currently based in Nottinghamshire. It was open to the public on a drop-in basis, together we explored sculpture and bio-luminescence. Light, paint and clay were used to create dioramas to take home. 

 

This project was kindly supported by Arts Council England.

'Space Academy' with Anna Manfield, BACKLIT Gallery, UK New Artists and Nottingham Refugee Forum, 2019.

 

This week-long series of workshops were led alongside Anna Manfield and Gina Mollett at BACKLIT Gallery. A 'Space Academy' was set up inside the gallery space. Various interstellar-themed activities were enjoyed. On our final day, light, paint and clay were used to create dioramas to take home. Each participant received the highly esteemed and honorary 'space certificate' - a qualification no space-faring child should be without.

This project was kindly supported by Arts Council England.

'The Young Harris' with The Harris Museum, Preston, 2019.

 

In April 2019, artists in the 'GRAFT' group show were invited to deliver a set of workshops for The Harris. This was publicly advertised and aimed at those aged 6+. Together we learned about each artist in the exhibition through the methods of observation and interpretation, rather than a more didactic and information-dense approach. Each child and carer had their own materials and followed a set of loose drawing tasks. 


In the second session, we had drawings from the previous session cut in vinyl; we stuck them around the Museum collectively. This resulted in a visual trail to the exhibition space. 

This project was kindly supported by Arts Council England.