Young Arts Projects are aimed at engendering an appreciation of the decorative and fine arts in young people.
Thank you to Susan Merelie, our Young Arts representative.
Our new project is involving the Young Carers Centre in Fishponds. A local artist will deliver two workshops there at the end of March, one for primary age and the other for secondary age carers. The work which is produced will then be exhibited at Southmead Hospital from mid May for a number of weeks. Contact the society for more details.
The Arts Society, Bristol was involved in an exciting project last autumn (2018). An opera was commissioned to commemorate the end of World War 1. This involved primary and secondary school pupils as well as adult choirs, soloists and orchestra and was performed in St. Mary Redcliffe Church in October. The church was decorated with 100 glass poppies which we funded. Volunteers from our society helped the primary school pupils to make the poppies (under the supervision of a local artist) which were displayed in the church for a period of time following the concerts. Project details here.
Many thanks to Marion Brown, our former Young Arts project co-ordinator.
Kings Weston Villa projectfunded by BDFAS and organised with Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, involved a group of 21 students from Oasis Brigstowe Academy and Kings Weston Special School visiting the Kings Weston Roman Villa. This resulted in creative ideas for items to be sold at the Museum shop. More pictures here.
Stained Glass Window projectfunded by BDFAS, a NADFAS Patricia Fay grant and the Friends of Bristol Museum, Galleries and Archives and organised in conjunction with Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, involved the pupils of Elmfield School for the deaf researching and helping design a modern stained-glass window to replace one lost when St Stephen's church was bombed.
On 24th November 2016 the project culminated with the unveiling of the window at the M-Shed. The event was well attended by the pupils of Elmfield School for the deaf who had been involved in the project, the Artist Dora McCormack who had made the window, teachers and governors of the school, Museum staff, and representatives of Bristol , West Mercia and Wessex DFAS. The elected mayor, George Ferguson, was there to present the pupils with Certificates. The window is on permanent show at the M-Shed. Details of the project can be found on the Bristol Museum Website. Further details are on the Elmfield School website - the visit to Bristol Blue Glass factory, glass cutting and painting, designing stained glass windows, and the unveiling.