WE showed our pitch to the Making space people and thankfully they were very positive about what we proposed so now the hard work begins.
I have started to put together some ideas for posters and flyers for our event,I have kept them text free for the moment just concentrating on the Visuals the text can be added later as and when we decide on what they will be used for ,or even if they are good enough to use,we are all getting a few ideas put forward this week when we shall really start to move forwards.at the moment though every idea is just a proposal for posters ,flyers and advertisement.
so here’s my poster/flyer rough drafts
Rene Magritte influenced idess based on the oceans having plastic bottles rained down on them polluting the seas and oceans for years to come these first draft posters are all variations of that theme.. Plastic Bottles take over FOUR HUNDRED and Fifty years to degrade……
as above but posterised in Photoshop
A different wave pattern and some different colours for the bottles,also some bottles floating on the waves My current favourite.
A Darker version and not just in colour this one is an idea for showing a Dirty Ocean/sea
Basic versions of an Idea all can be changed and altered as the master Images are on PSD files and contain all the Photoshop layers used and a few not used.
on Friday we attended the
organised by ROTOR our local arts council funded transdiciplinary Dialogue and Debate Group
I have been fortunate to have been involved with ROTOR before at a minor level taking photographs of one of their events and of the artists involved one of MY photographs was used on the website advertising the event too see it here http://www.culturecommunitycreativity.co.uk/
screenshot of my photo on website and the real thing below
a nice surprise to see it on the website but would have been nice to be credited.
two of these Events are discussed in older writings in this Blog (see if you can find them 😀 You might like what you see)
some very good and very interesting speakers ,the opening (act ? 😉 ) speaker was Marsden’s own Internationally renowned Poet ….. Simon Armitage.
Simon did a great job of opening the Event , I’m not a great fan of poetry but he did a very good speech and showed how much depth has gone into his poetry and also into where his poetry, in this case carved into rocks in the great wild outdoors of northern England is situated.
Phil Wood followed Simon and gave a brilliant speech full of wit and wisdom and a nice (if somewhat politically biased) trip down Huddersfield’s memory lane
other speakers followed, with interesting examples of how community arts work (and sometimes don’t work) in different areas not just of the UK but also we had two speakers all the way from Amsterdam.
all this followed by workshops and a chance to discuss our own project , somewhat timid-ally with the great and good on the panel which consisted of:
Adele Poppleton head of culture for Kirklees
Our own (Huddersfield UNI) Professor Donal Fitzpatrick
Sue Ball Director of Creative regeneration practise Media and Arts partnership.
as well as the Conference organisers
Dr Ana powell, Sara Pennington and Lee Corner
The event had a wonderful little booklet which came with it giving us all the information about the event and had some good photographs in it. I was once again surprised to see one of my own photographs from a previous event in the booklet (see below) once again without credit.
and a cropped version of one of my photographs (which I took for Rotor for expenses only whilst doing my degree) without credit as photographer.
below the photo before cropping to vertical
and again with rough crop lines
A bit of a disappointment that I didn’t get credited as this would have been a good place to have had my Name mentioned.
Apart from that little niggle and moan the show was well worth going to,and I met a few interesting people and learned a little about how they do things.