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award winning station mosaic

the belper station mosaic (now know as the belper station mosaic and art gallery) has been recognised in two recent award ceremonies.  the first was the east midlands trains best station awards in which the belper station project received a runner up prize in the community partnership category.   christine (far left) and kate (in…

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schools and funders day

representatives of the funders and schools who took part in the belper station mosaic project met today to celebrate the achievement of the project.  six children from herbut strutt primary school, turnditch primary and the nursery next to the station were joined by the funding partners to hear alistair morley of the train partnership and…

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belper station platform approach

featured drawings

the next stage of the station mosaic project installation has begun today.  a selection of the drawings made by the participating children have been turned into posters for permanent installation on the railings on the platform approaches.  christine invited the children to tell her about their favourite bit of belper and draw/paint or sketch it. along with all…

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a plinth at belper railway station

station mosaic installation

preparations are well under way at belper train station ahead of the installation of the mosaic created by chris gray.  the project has seen chris work with local schools, a nursery and festival goers at belper goes green to create the mosaic.  chris asked the children to draw or paint the part of belper they…

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lines made in the leaves in belper parks

call for artists.

we’re pleased to announce our artist opporuntity for the here and there project.  taking place during the spring bank holiday weekend the project seeks artists working in any medium to create work in belper parks. the parks date date to the 13th century and during the medieval period deer were kept there for when royalty…

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penny mordaunt the high street minister and chris gray

the mosaic and the high street minister

penny mordaunt the high street minister visited belper today and chris was there to show off part of her mosaic commission for transition belper. the minister was visiting belper to see aspects of belper that contributed to the town being awarded the title  winner of winners in the great british high street awards for 2014. the two…

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here and there

we’ve launched the here and there blog this week.  it’s an art walk talking place in belper parks in may 2015. the artistic opportunity will be to make two works, one here and one there.  we have an area of up to a square kilometre to show work in so we’ll be looking for a sizeable…

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person silohetted against sculpture

go and see bursary

we’ve published the review of the artists information company go and see bursary, awarded to us in march 2014. the go and see bursaries are awarded to artist led initiatives with the aim of the scheme to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, improve communications and foster joint developments. christine and andrew used the bursary to…

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pattern made in earth

wild art

    belper parks was the setting for our wild art sessions.   christine set a theme for each session and this was fluid for self improvisation within the session.     the parks became a canvas to play with             each session was different and each time we found spending…

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bobbin installation in belper parks

love parks week 2014

the activity began as an idea at the spring fair at the eco centre near wirksworth. andrew was using loaned bobbins from the strutts north mill in belper, the bobbins became vehicle like bodies travelling on a pairs of rails.   the love parks week activity looked to return to this simple idea and place…

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