ParkArt

This project is about the community in Priory Park.

 

As a collective our aim was to feed the 'Priory Park' community's needs and wants. We created an event-like installation that created entertainment and gave the rest of the park users something else to observe. We created a mural on the mound, an image of the mound, on the mound.

Throughout this project The Hidden Traces, together, aimed to give the public ownership of the art, of their own park. 'ParkArt' (our interactive art installation) allowed the users of the park to express themselves through creating a mural out of objects that were also representative of what they wanted.

Wooden Cutlery to represent the Cafe, CD's to represent music,

Flowers to make the park less 'dreary looking', Lollipop Sticks for an ice-cream stand and the act itself, the creating of the mural, was an event in itself, giving the users of Priory Park some entertainment and something else to do.

 

Within this project we asked the community a few question about the park:

Have you got any special memories of this place?

How often do you come to Priory Park? 

What do you use the park for?

What do you think the park needs?

 

The following SoundCloud track includes their answers. 

It was important to let the local community know.

So I created a notice and set about to deliver them to local pubs, cafés and shops. 

 

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ParkArtWorks

'The House of Priory Park'

by Harvey, aged 8, and friend. Materials: Bottle Caps and Wooden Cutlery

'It's the Circle of Flowers'

by Jade: aged 9. Materials: Yellow flowers.

'Woman holding Flowers'

by Sophie: aged 6. Materials: Wooden spoons, bottle caps and white flowers.

'The Yellow Ball on The Slide'

by George: aged 3. Materials: Wooden spoons, a yellow flower head and an orange bottle lid.

To the right is 'The Easter Egg'

by Jade: aged 9. Materials: Wooden spoons and bottle caps.

'The Blonde Woman'

by Hayley and Temps. Materials: Yellow petals, wooden spoons and bottle caps.

'The Butterfly'

By Daisy: aged 5. Materials: Wooden spoons, CD's and bottle caps.

'The Flower'

by Ruby. Materials: Milk bottle tops and a CD.

'The Moon'

by the boys. Materials: Wooden cutlery.

'The Lone Swing'

by Jade: aged 9. Materials: Wooden spoons.

'Cats'

by Jade: aged 9. Materials: Wooden cutlery and bottle caps.

'Jamie'

by Jamie: year 8. Materials: Wooden spoons.

'The Happy Spoons'

Materials: Wooden spoons and a bottle cap and a milk bottle top.

'The Easter Bunny'

by Ava, aged 5, and Amelia: aged 9. The young sisters made a bunny rabbit because it is Easter coming up soon and they have two rabbits at home. One is called Snuffles and the other Peter. Ava’s name is written in milk bottle lids above the rabbit and Amelia’s is written below. Materials: Wooden cutlery, milk bottle tops and a CD.

'Swings'

by Harvey: aged 8. Materials: Wooden cutlery, bottle caps and CD's.

'The Tank'

by Calum, year 7, and Jamie: year 8. Materials: Wooden spoons, CD's and milk bottle tops.

The Mound

Featuring Michael's 'Person in a Frame' (left), and Harvey's 'Zip Wire' (top left to right), 'Swings' (centre) and 'Slide' (right of swings). Both aged 8. Materials: Wooden cutlery, CD's, milk bottle tops, and bottle caps.

'The Glitzy Handbag'

by Jade: aged 9. Materials: Bottle caps and CD's.

'Ironman Confesses His Love'

Harrison created Iron Man. He placed a blank CD over a red milk bottle lid to create the heart of Iron Man. Iron Man can be seen passing flowers over to his girlfriend who has long hair made out of wooden spoons. Materials: Milk bottle, lids, CD’s, bottle caps, wooden spoons and flowers.

'The Fort'

by Charlotte. Materials: Wooden spoons and milk bottle lids.

'The Giant Woman & Glitzy Bag'

by Jade: aged 9. Materials: Wooden cutlery, CD's, bottle caps, yellow flower petals and the head of a flower.

'The Cool Car'

by Hayden. Materials: Wooden cutlery and bottle caps.

'The Multicoloured Football'

By Jack and his brother. Materials: Wooden cutlery and bottle caps.

'The Symmetrical Butterfly'

Prior to Priory Park, Ava and Amelia had visited the ball park in Goring with their Mother and Father. Their grandparents looked on. After completing 'The Symmetrical Butterfly it was time to leave. They were leaving to go on a boat at the canal. Materials: Wooden spoons, bottle caps, milk bottle lids and CD's.

'The Sun'

by the boys. Materials: Wooden cutlery and yellow flowers.

'The Caterpillar'

by Ruby. Materials: CD's, wooden spoons and milk bottle lids.

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