Your Art is a scheme that is designed to create more opportunities for people in our wards to get involved in arts and culture.
Throughout the first three years of our project our Your Art projects and activities have been a complete success. We saw many different events take place around Sunderland and South Tyneside that were financially supported by Your Art, and saw the projects make an impact on our communities. It allowed many people to participate in events, lead groups and helped to produce and create their own artistic work. Your Art wants to create a lasting artistic legacy in Sunderland and South Tyneside and by working with artists and communities in our wards, we have been able to do this.
Some of the projects were Garden redesigning, Digital Image Design, Ukulele Practice and an Environmental Art Project with school children. Your Art is also available for many different ages, groups and schools. These projects took place through workshops and sessions over a number of weeks and saw great popularity in our wards. Some of the projects involved music lessons for students and adults, a Poppy Project with veterans and creating art and mosaics.
Artist Ian Potts and Eon Arts were supported by Your Art to create a echo-friendly art piece of the Mona Lisa on Roker beach. Ian created the piece out of sand, seaweed and shells with amazing results. To see more photos of Ian’s work, head to this website and read the article covered by the Sunderland Echo.
Or contact YourArt@theculturalspring.org.uk for more information.