Community ProjectsArts Live has undertaken various community projects in photography, poetry and music. A selection is listed below.
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Big Hand, Little Hand
As a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Carol has been artist in residence as part of the Guild's Big Hand, Little Hand scheme of subsised residencies in schools. For more information go to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen at www.crafts.org.uk.
Stone Universe Residency on Dartmoor
Arts Live ran various workshops in photography and poetry on Dartmoor including a three day residency at Ilsington School followed by an exhibition at the High Moorland Visitor centre for the Dartmoor National Park Authority in 2001. This was one of 1000 residencies to take place throughout the UK as part of the Year of the Artist funded by the Arts Council of England.
A workshop in photography and poetry took place at the Royal Albert Museum, Exeter, as part of the Year of the Artist Museums and Galleries Month in 2001.
Barclays New Futures
Sponsored by Barclays Bank, Arts Live ran poetry and photography workshops at Callington Community College and at St. Dominic Primary School, Callington, Cornwall, followed by exhibitions of the work produced at the Community College and St. Dominic village hall. Project dates 1999-2000.
The Eye of the Beholder - New Collaborations
Work made by students and Arts Live members during workshops run by Arts Live at King Edward VI Community College, Totnes, Devon was exhibited at the Ariel Centre Gallery in 1997.
The Eye Of The Beholder project was a celebration of beauty and our appreciation of it through art, particularly through visual art, poetry and music in collaboration. It is about the active participation of many people in creating things of beauty as well as enjoying them as viewers, readers and listeners. In particular it focuses on the involvement of college students and schoolchildren.
This work was made during workshops run by Arts Live members Carol Ballenger (musician/photographer) and Graham Hodgson (photographer) with John Powls (poet) during the summer of 1997. Sam Richards' (composer) new work entitled Ariel Music was performed and recorded during workshops with students and played back in the gallery as part of the exhibition.
This project was supported by the the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England as a pilot scheme for further similar events in the community.
Photographs from the project can be seen in Community Gallery 1.
Poems from the project can be seen in Community Gallery 2.