Smizz & I took Re:Advertise to Ania Bas’ amazing PX event in Parson Cross yesterday. An entire day of creative participatory art in the heart of one of Sheffield’s communities. We enjoyed getting more responses to the project with words that were specially sourced from the local shops. We talked to local residents, watched Ozzie
I’m getting excited about going to Parson Cross in May to share the current results of Smizz and I’s RE:Advertise project. We spent a fabulous (if a little rainy) day out at SOAR Works on Knutton Road last week to meet with Ania. We both explored SOAR’s brilliant community enterprise centre and found out about
Smizz and I will be taking our RE:Advertise project up to Knutton Park Studios on Saturday 19th May to take part in an event organised by participatory artist Ania Bas. If you’d like to take part in the project do come and join us! The idea is to see if people can take the words
I’m truly excited to have been asked to be a resident artist blogger for CAKE, my intro post is now up and more to follow. The position is part of CAKE’s QUEST programme which invites artists, designers, writers, explorers, geographers, architects, educators, public-workers, etc. who are interested in using visual language &/or collaboration as a form
“What do you mean that’s the end?” so said a couple of visitors at the end of our closing event last night. The disappointment was tangible. They’d only come today and had been hoping to come back to participate in all the activities. Sad in a way but surely also a great mark of success?
The artists at Sheffield Central Lending Library.
Yesterday was the opening night where we got to try out our activities with family and friends. I was very nervous about whether people would engage with the Subvertising – RE:Advertise project but was absolutely delighted when we got over 20 responses in one night! Feedback from people was also really interesting and included the
Words, words, words. We are surrounded by them. An ever present visual in the landscape. Billboards everywhere telling us what we ‘want’. Slogans seeping into our collective consciousness. But hey! How about we try and take control? Can we take the words from those advertisers and manipulate them to say something that is important to
2 weeks of artist-led participatory activity. For info about what’s happening day-to-day see the A Time & A Place Blog. The team (fellow artists): Adam Denton Charlotte Morgan Emily Musgrave Hannah Knights Lyn Carruthers Ruthie Ford Sally Anne Roberts Sarah Smizz Steve Anwar
Having pitched our initial ideas to each other a fellow artist was particularly interested in my idea and quickly we found really synergy between us. So we now have the genesis of a cool collaboration which I am really excited about as I absolutely love her work! For more on Smizz check out her website